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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Spreading the word on bridge, road work

Written May 20th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Getting out of Corvallis on the new Van Buren Bridge should be a breeze — in about four years. That’s how long ODOT figures it will take to complete construction of the $85 million project, which is starting now.


Puzzled by something at the Ellsworth Bridge

Written November 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride last weekend I found myself under the Albany bridges over the Willamette River. That’s when I noticed a structural detail I had not seen before, something I wish somebody could explain.


Keeping up with our bridges

Written May 24th, 2013 by

The collapse of a bridge on Interstate 5 north of Seattle once again reminds us that our bridges need constant attention, maintenance and occasional repairs. I can’t say whether we’re doing enough on that score in Oregon, but ODOT is certainly doing a lot. A few weeks ago I mentioned the work to protect the […]


 
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