Work ahead: Springfield Bridge under repair

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Expect noise and detours as crews start overnight work on the bridge over the Willamette River between Eugene and Springfield.

The Springfield Bridge, built in 1929, needs repairing because the metal bridge has corrosion damage.

It's safe to drive, but the work will requrie the bridge to close overnight Monday into Tuesday and two additional nights in April and May.

If you live nearby, you might hear some unusual noise.

"Whenever you pop the rivets out of the steel, they use a hammer-a mechanized hammer," said Rick Little with Oregon DOT.

"The whole project is going to be a little under $700,000," Little said.

This closure will impact all EmX routes after 9:00 p.m.

There will be an EmX shuttle servicing the inbound EmX route from McVay Highway to Eugene Station.

Customers should board the temporary bus stop on the North side of Franklin Blvd., across from McVay Station during the bridge closure. The LTD shuttle will not be able to service inbound McVay Station. The outbound EmX from Eugene Station to Springfield Station will remain on regular routing.

For more information, visit the LTD website at or call LTD at 687-5555
(7-1-1 TTY-Oregon Relay).