Feds fund Gresham-Fairview Trail bridge over Powell

[Bridge would go over this
area of Powell Blvd.]
Photo: ODOT

Money to build a bridge over Powell Blvd. has been awarded to the city of Gresham through the federal Transportation Enhancements funding process.

The bridge is a crucial piece of the $9.4 million Gresham-Fairview Trail.

According to a story in the The Gresham Outlook last week, Gresham will receive $800,000 for a bridge over Powell that will safetly connect trail users to the Springwater Trail to the south.

Outlook reporter Mara Stine said the bridge,

“Will be in roughly the 2600 block of West Powell Boulevard on the eastern edge of Southwest Park near the eastern end of West Powell Loop.”

The Gresham-Fairview Trail, which broke ground last December, is a 5.2 mile trail that when complete, will connect the Springwater Trail to the 40 Mile Loop Trail at Northeast Marine Drive.

Plans are also on the table for a bicycle/pedestrian tunnel under Division street and the city hopes to complete the entire project by 2012.

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