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.
Meetings and Events
We appreciate your interest in this project. Please join us at one of our open houses or public meetings to learn about and comment on the project.
Past public information opportunities:
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.
Thank you for your comments on the Draft Roadway Alternatives Analysis Memo.
Project Development: 2019-2021
Construction Begins: 2022
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.