Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Receives $20 Million Grant to Support Rehabilitation of Bridge Structures on the Coos Bay Rail Line

Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Receives $20 Million Grant to Support Rehabilitation of Bridge Structures on the Coos Bay Rail Line

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) is pleased to announce the award of a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to support rehabilitation of 15 bridge structures along the Coos Bay Rail Line. The Coos Bay Rail Line, owned and operated by the Port, is a 134-mile short line railroad which runs throughout Coos, Douglas, and Lane Counties supporting the regional and state economy.

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Port Starts Operations of the Coos Bay Rail Line

Port Starts Operations of the Coos Bay Rail Line

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) announces that its subsidiary, Coos Bay Rail Line, Inc. (CBRL) will start train operations on the Port owned rail line effective November 1, 2018. The Port was notified by the current third-party operator in December of 2017 of its intention to divest their relationship with the Port.  To date the Port has purchased locomotives along with other materials valued at $4 million. In addition, the Port has 15 new staff members that will manage the operations on a day to day basis.

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Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge Currently Out of Service to Rail Traffic but Fully Cleared for Maritime Navigation

Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge Currently Out of Service to Rail Traffic but Fully Cleared for Maritime Navigation

On Friday, April 13th, the Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) reported that the Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge failed to complete its rotation to return the bridge to the open to river navigation position. Staff from the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) responded on site to complete an inspection and assessment of the bridge.

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New rail spur links Willamette Valley timber companies to export markets

New rail spur links Willamette Valley timber companies to export markets

A new rail spur is now handling inbound freight in North Bend thanks to the collaborative efforts of a tribal entity, a public agency and a private business. The Coquille Economic Development Corporation (CEDCO) and the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay announced the completion of a rail spur to the K2 Exports yard on CEDCO’s Ko-Kwel Wharf property. The spur allows K2 Exports to bring logs by rail directly to its export terminal on the wharf.

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