Clackamas County Rebuilding the Arrah Wanna Bridge near Whispering Woods Resort

April 3, 2012 by  

Beginning in April 2012, a Clackamas County-funded project to replace the Arrah Wanna Bridge is scheduled to begin. The current, one lane bridge was built in 1910 and move to its current location in 1957. According to the County, replacement is being undertaken due to deficiencies of a structural and functional nature.

If you are staying at Whispering Woods Resort from April 2012 through the end of October, 2013, it is unlikely you will even be aware of this project. Most Mt. Hood lodging and rental guests never venture far enough south on Arrah Wanna Boulevard to even see the bridge.

Just be aware, if you DO travel south on Arrah Wanna Boulevard to the bridge, you may encounter construction delays of up to 20 minutes. Extended delays of up to 60 minutes are only supposed to occur twice during the entire project.

For those who are interested, you can find more details at Just look for “Road & Bridge Projects” near the top of the navigation in the left column.

Source: Clackamas County notice to Residents and Property Owners in the Arrah Wanna Bridge Area, March 13, 2012


As of May 7, 2012, this project has been delayed until the spring of 2013.  The delay is due to a mistake made during the bidding process.  Per Clackamas County, the current bridge is safe up to the posted weight restrictions.  For more details, visit the Clackamas County Department of Transporation and Development website at:

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