After the Murray Morgan Bridge’s attempt at burlesque last weekend, many were wondering if the wrapping had malfunctioned and if it would be replaced. The answer is no to the first and yes to the second. Apparently the white plastic wrapping is designed to tear away if winds become too strong. If they didn’t the force of the winds trapped within could harm the metal structure.
Since last weekend crews have been working to replace the white covering. The below photo is from Friday, and as of today it would appear they have finished the section in the photo and moved on to the East side (far right) of the bridge.
The Murray Morgan Bridge is being refurbished after WSDOT declared it unsafe a few years ago. It is scheduled to be finished in late 2012.