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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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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, and has a weight restriction of 20,000 pounds for a single axle truck or 34,000 pounds for tandem axles.

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.​

Key Information

Frequently Asked Questions 


​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.


Would you like to make comments on the Draft Roadway Alternatives Analysis Memo?

Please contact Anna Henson (contact information can be found in the right sidebar). 


​Project Development: 2019-2021
Construction Begins: 2022


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.

Contacts & Media

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Project Contacts

Transportation Project Manager
Anna Henson

Public Information Officer
Angela Beers Seydel

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Last Updated

9/14/2020 10:05 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_2019DraftRepurposingStudy.pdf2019 Draft Repurposing Study
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.pdfAnalysis of roadway alternatives
20688_BridgeRepurposingStudy.pdfBridge Repurposing Study of the Willamette River (Van Buren Street) Bridge.
20688_VBBFAQ.pdfVan Buren Bridge Frequently Asked Questions
20688_Nov12CorvallisHRC.pdfPowerPoint presentation from the 11/12/19 meeting with the Corvallis Historic Resources Commission
20688_VBB Outreach Summary_October 2019_FINAL.pdfSummary of VBB open house community comments
20688_VanBurenBridge-HR BaselineRpt 4197 5-9-19.pdfHistoric 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-VanBurenBridge-snapshot.pdfA brief overview of the project with costs and benefits.
Bridge_Advertisement_Information.pdfInformation on the Van Buren Bridge and requirements for proposals to relocate and repurpose the bridge or its components.
PU_K20688_Online-Open-House-Display-Boards.pdfFrom the online open house early 2020
20688_VBB_ppt_kiwanis.pdfVan Buren Bridge Presentation to Kiwanis Group

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