Whilamut Passage Bridge

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Both spans in 2013 after completion, with east span in foreground

The Whilamut Passage Bridge[1][2] is a pair of bridges across the Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. The west span was completed in 2011.[3] The east span was completed and opened in August 2013.[2][4] They carry Interstate 5 traffic and replaced an earlier bridge completed in 1961.[5] Construction on the bridges began in 2009 and cost $204 million.[6]

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  1. ^ "Emerging Theme: Willamette Passage" (PDF). www.lcog.org. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Interstate 5 span's Native American name, Whilamut Passage Bridge, praised". The Register-Guard. September 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "I-5 southbound Willamette River Bridge opens two months ahead of schedule". Oregon.gov. August 24, 2011.
  4. ^ "Willamette Passage Bridge Opens". KEZI.com. August 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Baker, Mark (May 20, 2010). "A name to span a river's past and future". The Register-Guard. p. A1. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "4 years in the making: 'Whilamut Bridge' over Willamette completed". KVAL. July 26, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2018.

Coordinates: 44°02′44″N 123°03′00″W / 44.0455°N 123.0499°W / 44.0455; -123.0499