PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Just a year after crews finished replacing the deck of the Morrison Bridge, Multnomah County is claiming the new surface is already crumbling.
And now the county is suing.
Replacing the steel grating on the bridge is expected to cost Multnomah County nearly $5 million. So it’s suing not only the construction company but the maker of the bridge decking and the supplier.
The lawsuit claims the panels used on the bridge were damaged when they were installed — and claims crews did not fasten the panels properly.
A county spokesperson told KOIN 6 News that crews are inspecting the bridge regularly. The spokesperson reports the bridge is still safe for drivers.