ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — For the second time in 24 hours, high winds have prompted transportation officials to close the Astoria-Megler bridge near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Oregon Transportation Department spokesman Rick Little says winds Monday evening once again threatened to detach segments of contractor work decks attached to the bridge.
The National Weather Service says gusts to 40 mph have been reported nearby.
Workers have been repainting and repairing the bridge. High winds prompted closure of the span Sunday night as a precaution but both lanes had reopened earlier Monday.