SAVING A COVERED BRIDGE

Goodpasture Bridge in Lane County

Project Overview

The Goodpasture Bridge is a beloved historic landmark in Lane County that serves as the only connection across the McKenzie River for many people. As a landmark, key access way, and center for holiday celebrations, the bridge is of special significance to the community. Significant rehabilitation was required on the bridge, with impacts on community members and travelers.

LCA's Role

LCA, working on behalf of OBEC Consulting Engineers, took the time for face-to-face communications with the people most affected by this project, including in-person interviews of residents, emergency service providers, and local business owners; LCA also organized a series of small group meetings and an open house. Due to LCA’s sensitive and strategic approach to communications, constituents’ needs were met while still allowing the team to adhere to the project schedule.

Services Provided

  • Public Involvement
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Outreach Materials
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Event Planning
  • Media Outreach
  • Website Updates

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

[LCA conducted] community research, organized open houses and small group meetings, created newsletters and flyers, and developed very productive relationships with key community members. LCA also had excellent relationships with Lane County project managers Steve Cooper

Manager, OBEC Consulting Engineers