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OR 34: Van Buren Bridge Project

Design Phase

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Corvallis, Benton, Linn)

​​​​​​​​​​This project aims to ensure a safe and earthquake-resilient bridge over the Willamette River on eastbound OR 34.​​​​

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Meetings and Events

Stay tuned — we are currently working on a Online Open House to give you an update on the project. Be sure you sign up for the project news list to get an invite!​

To view past events and archived online open houses, please see the Past Meetings and Events section below.

Project Information:

Frequently Asked Questions

The existing Van Buren Bridge is a bottleneck to travelers and freight and is also considered seismically vulnerable. 

The current bridge is narrow, has low clearance for vehicles crossing. In March 2021, the bridge was further weight restricted​ to 12 tons.

The first steps are traffic analysis, environmental analysis, historic analysis and public outreach to ensure that current information and assumptions are being used in project development.

We're working closely with the City of Corvallis, Benton and Linn Counties throughout the three-year design process.​

Past Meetings and Even​​ts

We appreciate your interest in this project. Please join us at one of our open houses or publi​c meetings to learn about and comment on the project.​​

Past public information opportunities:

A cultural resources online open house, highlighting the Section 106 Findings of Effect, was held June 2 - June 18, 2021.

A cultural resources online open house was held July 27-August 17, 2020.

The bridge advertisement was open March-August, 2020. 

An open house was held in Corvallis on January 16, 2020.

An online open house was held January 16-February 9, 2020.

An open house was held in Corvallis on June 27, 2019.  

An online open house was held June 21-July 5, 2019.

Tha​nk you for your comments on the Draft Roadway Alternatives Analysis Memo​.​


​Project Development: 2019-2022
Construction is estimated to be in 2023
Schedules may change as the project develops.


OR 34 | Van Buren Bridge in Corvallis

Cost and Funding

​$72.6 million for design and construction​.

Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around work zones.

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Community Affairs
Region 2 Communications

Public Information Officer
Angela Beers Seydel

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Last Updated

9/8/2021 11:32 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
20688_2005FinalEnvironmentalBaselineReport.pdf(2005) Environmental Baseline Report - Identify and characterize resources in the area that may be impacted by the Willamette River (Van Buren Street) Bridge project.
20688_1983BypassFEIS.pdf(1983) Environmental Impact Statement - Study to examine an alternate route for traffic, which encompassed Van Buren Street Bridge and resulted in the South Bypass Project in 1995.
20688_Bridge_Roadway Report_Final 060111.pdf(2005) Bridge and Roadway Alternatives Concepts Report – Provides the bridge and roadway alternative concepts for the preliminary alternatives under consideration for the Willamette River (Van Buren Street) Bridge Project.
20688_RoadwayAlternativesAnalysisMemo.pdf(2019) Analysis of roadway alternatives
20688_BridgeRepurposingStudy.pdf(2019) Bridge Repurposing Study of the Willamette River (Van Buren Street) Bridge.
20688_VanBurenBridge-HR BaselineRpt 4197 5-9-19.pdf(2019) Historic Resource Baseline Report
20688_2009TrafficAnalysis-CompleteReport.pdf(2009) Corvallis Willamette River Crossing/Van Buren Bridge Proposed Solutions 2009 Traffic Analysis – The Corvallis Willamette River Crossing Alternatives Project works to find a solution to congestion in downtown Corvallis near the Van Buren Bridge.
20688_DOE_Final_5.3.2021.pdf(2021) Section 106 Final Determinations of Eligibility

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