The $4.7 million, three-year project to create three new bicycle and pedestrian bridges along the Springwater Corridor Trail is finally nearing completion.
According to Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder‘s September newsletter, a ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for October 19th. Organizers are still working out details, but save the date for this historic event!
The graphic below (Courtest of the Parks Department) shows where on the Springwater these bridges have been constructed:
The completion of these bridges means the only remaining gap in the Springwater Trail is the “missing link” known as the Sellwood Gap. This section, which is less than a mile long, is a Top 40 project for the BTA (as defined in their Blueprint for Better Biking).
According to the Parks Department, funding is in place for the Sellwood Gap to be completed as a rail-trail, “linking the south end of the Springwater on the Willamette with the west end of the Three Bridges trail segment.”
You can learn more on the official Three Bridges Project website.
*Photos taken from Portland Parks and Recreation.