78-Year-Old Weiser Bridge To Be Rebuilt


The Weiser Bridge, south of Weiser on U.S. Highway 95, will be replaced by three-lane structure.

One of the region's oldest spans—built during the Franklin Roosevelt era—is set to be replaced later this year.

More than 100 million vehicle trips have been taken across the two-lane Weiser Bridge on U.S. Highway 95. But by the end of this year, the Idaho Transportation Department is slated to complete a three-lane replacement.

The Weiser Bridge is one of 99 bridges in the state system built before 1936. Officials with ITD said that 37 of those bridges have either been rebuilt or undergone significant repairs.

ITD announced that in addition to the replacement of the bridges, crews will also be reconstructing more than 650 feet of highway on the north and south sides of the span.

The project has a price tag of $4.8 million.