Rising water creates hazard on Willamette near Harrisburg

Rising water creates hazard on Willamette near Harrisburg
Don't even try: there's less than 5 feet of clearance between the surface and the bridge deck

HARRISBURG, Ore. - River levels have created an extreme hazard to boats on the Willamette River at Harrisburg, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

There are only 5 feet of clearance between the bridge and the water.

"Increasing river levels are creating impassible conditions for many types of watercraft at the site of two temporary railroad bridges on the Willamette River near Harrisburg," the sheriff's office said. "All boaters are advised to use extreme caution in this area and are strongly encouraged to remove their watercraft upstream of the bridges utilizing Hayes Boat Landing on Marshall Island."