For those of you thinking about taking a ride on US97/US97A in the Orondo/Lake Chelan, WA area anytime soon, the Beebe Bridge is closed until further notice. This is the bridge over the Columbia outside of Lake Chelan. There was a fatal semi truck accident yesterday and it took out one of the support I-beams and the bridge is "sagging". Unknown when repairs are going to be completed, and it is creating a traffic nightmare with the detour through Lake Chelan.
Only options are to either stay on the west side of the Columbia and go through Lake Chelan or cross the river at Brewster and head over the plateau to either Mc Neil Canyon Rd or to Waterville and down through Pine Canyon.