Construction of the Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge is set to being this month and Portland Mayor Sam Adams will host a ground-breaking event this Tuesday.
Once complete, the Gibbs Bridge will extend 700 feet over I-5, connecting the Lair Hill Neighborhood to the South Waterfront District near the Aerial Tram. The bridge will be for bicycling and walking only and according to the project website, the project also comes with some, “improvements to some pedestrian crossings in the area.”
Check out a video below showing how the bridge will look…
At the event on Tuesday, Mayor Adams will be joined by Oregon Health & Science University President Joe Robertson, M.D., and representatives from the Portland Development Commission and the South Portland Neighborhood Association. The event starts at 12 noon on January 11th and will be held on the fifth floor balcony (overlooking the construction site) of the OHSU Center for Health & Healing (3303 SW Bond Ave).
The bridge has an estimated cost of $13.6 million, of which $2 million will come from PBOT and new gas tax and vehicle registration fee revenue generated by HB 2001.
Check out GibbsBridge.org for more information.