Truck freed from under Coburg Road overpass at 7th Avenue

Traffic was being diverted northbound over the Ferry Street Bridge.

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 11:30 AM
Updated: Sep 13, 2018 3:15 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A truck carrying a silo is no longer stuck after getting trapped under the Coburg Road overpass at 7th Avenue in Eugene late Thursday morning.

Traffic was being diverted northbound over the Ferry Street Bridge. Around 12:30 p.m. Eugene police said traffic had been reopened and the issue was resolved.


Photo by Benjamin Elliott

Eastbound 7th Avenue at Coburg Road near High Street was blocked during the incident, police said.

The truck was hauling a grain hopper to Franz Bakery on Franklin Boulevard. It was headed east on 7th Avenue and was trying to take the righthand curve to Franklin. 

The 16-feet tall, 22,000-pound truck started its journey in Canada.

There is no signage on the bridge indicating the maximum height that can pass underneath.

No damage was caused to the bridge, and nobody was injured.

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