Ten Mile Bridge now open to motorists

ASOTIN, WA - The Ten Mile Bridge crossing in now open to motorists after years of litigation that held up construction.

The bridge which has been covered in gravel, is now level with the dirt road that leads up to it, so travelers can drive along the Snake river easier than before. Asotin County Public Works Department Project Manager Craig Miller said years of hard work is finally coming to fruition.

"We first got funding for the Ten Mile Bridge project so it's been a long time getting to this point to have the bridge open, so we're very excited about that," said Miller.

While the bridge is now accessible, paving for the road that leads to it won't be finished until next spring. So expect delays in the region as construction finishes up this month. Gravel is going to be laid down until paving is started in April so the speed limit is going to be reduced substantially.