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Sauvie Island Bridge not coming to NW

Posted by on June 16th, 2006 at 3:28 pm

[via Portland Transport]

After some speculation that the old Sauvie Island Bridge might become a new bike/ped only bridge over the 405 freeway at Flanders Street, city transportation insider Chris Smith tell us that,

“The Commissioner’s office indicates that community response was not sufficient to justify the extra cost of moving the bridge.”

We needed a ton of community excitement (and cash) for Sam Adams to put his weight behind this. Bummer. I was pretty excited about this.

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  • dsaxena June 17, 2006 at 12:03 am

    I’m really bummed about this too. While it may cost more to move the bridge than to build a new one, it saddens me to see we will end up using more materials instead of recycling a perfectly useable bridge. Hopefully they will find another location for the bridge instead of just destroying it.

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  • Jo June 18, 2006 at 8:06 pm

    I’m pretty sure that the bridge is probably going to be recycled anyhow. That much metal is probably worth something.

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