I-90 - Columbia River Vantage Bridge Painting - Completed Fall 2016

This P-2 Structures Preservation Project paints the Interstate 90 Columbia River Bridge connecting Kittitas and Grant Counties.

Why is WSDOT painting the Vantage Bridge?
Originally built in 1962, the 52-year-old, half-mile long Vantage Bridge is part of the vital I-90 corridor. The bridge carries an average of 14,000 vehicles per day, 26 percent of which are trucks.

The majority of the Vantage Bridge was last painted in 1984. Since then, the protective coating on the bridge has deteriorated, exposing the steel to the weather and elements, which has resulted in rust and corrosion. Painting this bridge will preserve the bridge's structural integrity and protect the steel from future corrosion.

The portion of the truss section below the roadway was last painted in 2002 and is still in serviceable condition. This section will not be repainted under this contract.

The End Result
The steel framework of the bridge will be cleaned and repainted with a protective coating. The project will restore and revitalize this important transportation connection and prolong the life of the bridge.

Needs & benefits

  • Preservation: This project helps prevent future corrosion and preserves the bridge's structural integrity.
  • Economic: This project preserves a vital trans-state transportation connection, allowing it to continue handling commuter and heavy freight traffic for years to come.


Spring 2015 - construction begins
Fall 2016 - construction complete


Funding for design and construction of this project is from  State and Federal sources.

Total funding from all sources:  $9,083,535.

The project was advertised for private contractor bids in December 2014 and bids were opened in January and on March 3, 2015, a contract for $6,711,770.00 was awarded to Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. of Jordan, MN.


Dan Lewis, Project Engineer
WSDOT North Central Region
2830 Euclid Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801-5916
Phone: (509) 667-2880 or toll free (888) 461-8816
Email: Dan.Lewis@wsdot.wa.gov