Whilamut Passage Bridge Opens

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) celebrated the completion of the Interstate-5 Whilamut Passage Bridge on Friday. ODOT said the event marked both the bridge’s completion, as well as, celebrated the savings of up to $12 million dollars, about four months of time and more importantly, the culmination of years of collaborative … 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 »

I-5 Willamette River Bridge Named

EUGENE, Ore. — The I-5 Willamette River Bridge was officially named Saturday morning. About a hundred people gathered at the Whilamut Natural Area in Alton Baker Park for the ceremony. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) read and signed the proclamation forever calling the bridge the Whilamut Passage Bridge. Various speakers spoke about the importance … Continue reading »

I-5 Willamette Bridge Making Progress

EUGENE, Ore. — The largest bridge construction under way in the state of Oregon is happening right in our own backyard. It’s been well more than a year since work started on the new I-5 Willamette River Bridge. ODOT reps say the $204 million project is in full swing right now, and things are busy … Continue reading »