SE 8th Street Bridge Open House Announcement

Release Date: 
07/12/2017

The Knights of Pythias will be hosting a BBQ and open house at their lodge on Monday evening, July 31, 2017.  The BBQ will start at 6 pm and the open house presentation will start at 7 pm.  Based on the progress of their project we will likely have the BBQ in an outdoor setting, and the presentation will take place inside their lodge.

Federal, state, and local agencies have finally completed a memorandum of agreement for reuse of portions of the existing bridge.  The large trusses will be repurposed for a future project at Union Pacific Railroad owned property along South Main Street.

City, OBEC, and ODOT staff will be on hand to update the neighborhood and interested parties on where we have been over the last year in addressing the reuse of the bridge, provide an overview and update of the project and its schedule, and will be available to answer questions.  We are now moving forward to a bid date of October 12, 2017.