Repairs on the Perrine Bridge advance to south end

Maintenance continues to advance along the Perrine Bridge with crews expected to transition to the south end of the bridge starting Monday.

Crews will begin building an enclosure underneath the bridge in advance of sandblasting scheduled to start Jan. 16. During this time, the pathway underneath the bridge will remain open, but the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) reminds residents to be patient and cautious around the construction zone. The enclosure is estimated to take around a week to build.

Sandblasting will prepare surfaces for painting and will require the closure of the walkway underneath the bridge during the evening hours when crews are working and foot traffic is light.  The walkway will reopen each day. Bridge users should expect loud noises and check 511.idaho.gov for updates.

The scheduled work includes sandblasting, bolt replacement, and painting with no anticipated impacts to traffic on the bridge.

The Perrine Bridge was constructed in 1976, and these repairs play a vital role in extending the life and maintaining the bridge’s safety for years to come.┬áRepairs to the bridge are expected to continue into the spring of 2024.