Georgia-Pacific recently conducted a preliminary engineering inspection of the bridge that crosses Depot Slough via NW 1st Street in Toledo. GP has determined that the bridge is in need of repair and has closed the span effective at 2 pm today (June 9).
GP will continue to analyze the bridge in consultation with private engineering experts and public agencies. In the meantime, the Toledo Police Dept. has advised that all truck traffic bound for the bridge to bypass the Exit 7 truck route on US Highway 20 and instead use the west junction exit (also known as the Dairy Queen exit) on US 20. After turning off US 20 via the west junction exit, GP-bound trucks must comply with the posted speed limits (35 mph transitioning to 25 mph closer to town) as they proceed to the right-hand turn onto NW Bay Boulevard and then to mill Gate 7.
More information will be shared as appropriate. In the meantime, we apologize for any inconvenience to the community that this may cause.