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ODOT working to repair, improve South Umpqua Bridge on I-5 in Roseburg

ODOT is working to repair the South Umpqua Bridge, also known as the Veterans Bridge, near mile post 124 in Roseburg. Repairs include repainting the bridge, sealing minor cracks on the deck, and adding concrete to strengthen the bridge during an earthquake. (ODOT CCby2.0)

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Transportation is making sure a bridge on Interstate 5 is as safe as possible during an earthquake.

ODOT is working to repair the South Umpqua Bridge, also known as the Veterans Bridge, near mile post 124 in Roseburg.

Repairs include repainting the bridge, sealing minor cracks on the deck, and adding concrete to strengthen the bridge during an earthquake.

"Generally, what we're trying to do, as we go through and paint and bridge and do another repairs, we want to look at and see if any seismic upgrades are warranted and if we can do anything to strengthen those bridges and keep them in good shape," said Dan Latham with ODOT.

The repair project will cost around $9 million.

Repairs will be done in September 2019.

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