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Now that’s B-I-G!

Posted on: November 10th, 2011 by Madeline MacGregor in Roadways and Waysides | No Comments

Albany, Oregon, as reported by OTE’s Sarah LenzA B-1 bomber sits along I-5 near the Santiam rest area.

Thousands of cars drive up and down Interstate 5 everyday, but not many fighter jets.

Passing motorists stopped to see exactly why one was parked on the highway north of Albany, Oregon on Wednesday.

A decommissioned B-1 Bomber is making its way across Oregon as it heads toward Portland International Airport.

It is parked near Oregon Travel Experience’s  Santiam rest area and will be there until at least 10 p.m. Thursday.

The jet and its trailers are 29 feet wide and will require two travel lanes during its night time trip.

The truck will pull over in certain spots to allow traffic to pass, as needed.

It’s proving to be quite an attraction. Many people stopped to take photos of it Wednesday.

The impromptu photo shoot slowed down nearby traffic, and the Oregon Department of Transportation warns drivers to be especially cautious when driving through the area.

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