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Drawbridge at Little Goose Dam Fails,
Temporarily Closed to Vehicle Crossings

by Staff
Lewiston Tribune, December 16, 2022

(Blaine Harden) Little Goose and other federal dams have been ordered to spill water to keep migrating salmon in the Snake River, avoiding potentially deadly turbines. STARBUCK, Wash. -- Little Goose Dam has been closed to vehicle crossing because of an electrical problem there.

According to a news release from the Army Corps of Engineers, an electrical burnout in a gearbox that operates a drawbridge at the dam led to the closure. The bridge allows vehicles to drive across the dam. But the bridge must be raised to allow barge traffic to enter the navigation lock.

To allow continued access to barge traffic, the bridge was raised manually and will remain raised until repairs can be made. While the bridge is raised, vehicles will not be able to cross the dam. Normal crossing hours are once an hour, on the half-hour, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Public dam crossings are also available at Lower Granite and Lower Monumental dams.

Related Pages:
Little Goose Dam Extends Public Dam Crossing Closure to April 22 due to Electrical Maintenanceby USACE, Big Country News, 4/18/22
Little Goose Dam to Close Public Dam Crossing from April 4 - 8 to Perform Maintenance by USACE, Big Country News, 3/21/22
Little Goose Dam Closes Public Dam Crossing due to Inclement Weather by by USACE, Big Country News, 1/4/22
Temporary Closure of Little Goose Dam Scheduled for Maintenance Work by USACE, Big Country News, 7/28/21
U.S. Seeks Transformer for 810-MW Little Goose Hydro Project by Staff, Hydroworld, 4/2/15
Little Goose Dam Closed to Water Traffic by Greg Craber, Daily Fly, 9/5/18
Little Goose Dam to Have Intermittent Crossing Closures by Staff, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, 6/4/18
Little Goose Lock Reopening Delayed Until April 11 by Matthew Weaver, Capital Press, 3/30/17

Drawbridge at Little Goose Dam Fails, Temporarily Closed to Vehicle Crossings
Lewiston Tribune, December 16, 2022

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