Crews Share Remodel Plan for Bridge

FLORENCE, Ore. – Residents can learn more about the remodel plan in place for the Siuslaw Bridge. Members of the team working on the project to protect, restore and improve the safety of the historic Florence bridge will explain the details of their project. It is set to begin in 2015 and expected to last … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Responds To Bridge Death

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Newport community is still grieving over the loss of the six-year-old boy who died Monday, after police say his mother threw him off the Yaquina Bay Bridge. But the tragedy comes a month before the U.S. Coast Guard air facility in Newport is scheduled to close. While community members mourn, they … Continue reading »

Grant Goes to Three New Bridges

EUGENE, Ore. — Thanks to new funding approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission, the Lane Transit District will get $3.51 million. The bulk of the money will go to build three new bike and pedestrian bridges over Amazon Creek. The bridges will be at Buck Street, Sam Reynolds Street, and between Commerce Street and Fern … Continue reading »

Seismic Bridge Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — Officials in Oregon say an earthquake of the magnitude like the one in Northern California could cause catastrophic damage. The Oregon Department of Transportation says bridges built nowadays have seismic standards they must adhere to; but some of the state’s oldest bridges, could cause the transportation system to shut down if a … Continue reading »

Corvallis Man Climbs Bridge

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis man had to be rescued from the top of a bridge Thursday morning after police say he climbed it for fun. Police say 22-year-old Cody Derrick climbed to the top of the Van Buren Street Bridge over the Willamette River at about 3:30 a.m. Police say he was drinking and … Continue reading »

ODOT Works on Siuslaw River Bridge

FLORENCE, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Transportation says crews will be working on the U.S. 101: Siuslaw River Bridge Wednesday and Thursday. ODOT says motorists can expect 10-20 minute delays travelling the Pacific Coast Highway. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. both nights, crews will be opening and closing the historic draw bridge. Travelers … Continue reading »

Springfield Bridge Work Begins Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Drivers who cross the Willamette River on Main Street in Springfield  might want to take a different route during the next two days. Starting Monday traffic will go down to a single lane on the Westbound bridge. ODOT crews will be inspecting the bridge. Then, Thursday night from 9:00 p.m. until 4:00 … Continue reading »

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 »

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