Ferry Street Bridge Safety Questioned

EUGENE, Ore. — The Ferry Street Bridge in Eugene has been ranked as one of the most dangerous in the country. The ranking comes from Travel and Leisure magazine. When public works leaders survey the bridge, they say it might be old but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not safe. When you look at the … Continue reading »

ODOT Shares Bridge Inspection Protocol

EUGENE, Ore. — The Skagit Bridge collapse has had local residents concerned about their bridges. The Oregon Department of Transportation said it couldn’t comment about what happened to the Skagit Bridge in Washington, but representatives hoped they could ease the public’s concerns by filling them in on how bridges in our area are taken care … Continue reading »

Willamette Bridge Project Progresses

EUGENE, Ore. — Four years ago crews started working on the Willamette River Bridge project. On Wednesday they finally started pouring concrete on the bridge. Piece by piece, construction workers paved the way for two new I-5 bridges over the Willamette River. While they had to build one bridge at a time, the project manager … Continue reading »

Tugman Park Bridge Closed

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Public Works wants cyclists to avoid the bridge at Tugman Park for the next few days. Crews are repairing it after the city noticed several pieces of rotting wood and other safety hazards. A detour will take cyclists to 39th Avenue and Hilyard Street. Project managers say it might be inconvenient … Continue reading »

Drilling Rig Ends Up In Creek

LORANE, Ore. — A 90-ton drilling rig being used to repair a bridge in Lorane ended up in a creek Monday. As crews drilled shafts to pour concrete into, they maneuvered the rig to get it back in the right place. That’s when it started to skid, hit some soft ground and flipped into the … Continue reading »