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Press Release: Commissioners File Ordinance to Relocate Sauvie Island Bridge

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Miller, 503-823-1121 April 23, 2008 Or: Shoshanah Oppenheim, 503-823-1125 ADAMS, LEONARD, AND SALTZMAN FILE ORDINANCE TO ACQUIRE AND RELOCATE SAUVIE ISLAND BRIDGE (PORTLAND, OR) – The Portland Office of Transportation (PDOT) announced today that City Commissioners Sam Adams, Randy Leonard, and Dan Saltzman will together file a City … Read more


Recap and photos: Sauvie Island span rally in NW Portland

KGW-TV broadcasted live from the rally.(Photos © J. Maus) Last night, a group of Northwest Portland neighborhood leaders, grassroots activists and bike advocates met on NW Flanders Blvd. for a rally to demonstrate support for re-using the Sauvie Island Bridge span over I-405. Also joining the crowd of about 100 were city council candidates Jim … Read more


Rally, walking tours planned at proposed Sauvie span site

A group of concerned citizens look out over I-405 at the future location of a Flanders Street overpass.(Photos © J. Maus) A group of citizens and advocates led by the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance will host a rally and walking tours of the area around the proposed location of a new … Read more


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Press Release: Rally to Support Sauvie Island Bridge relocation

PRESS RELEASE What: Rally to support the Sauvie Island Bridge relocation, followed by foot and bicycle tours of the proposed relocation site When: Thursday, April 17. Press event at 5:00, tours leaving at 5:15 and 5:30. Where: NW 15th and Flanders, Portland, Ore. Who: Concerned citizens, northwest Portland residents, transportation and neighborhood advocates Why: The … Read more


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Sauvie update: Saltzman not playing politics; Mercury says Potter is “flat out wrong”

“It’s nice spin… but it’s flat out wrong.” –Portland Mercury News Editor Amy Ruiz, on Mayor Potter’s comments about the funding for the Sauvie Island Bridge re-use plan The situation with the effort to re-use the Sauvie Island Bridge span in Northwest Portland is changing by the hour. The two late developments of the day … Read more


Mayor tries to ‘Lift the fog’ around his Sauvie span decision

Mayor Potter listening to testimony in support of the Sauvie span at City Hall last week.(Photos © J. Maus) Mayor Potter has issued a statement to help further clarify his decision to vote against a proposal that would have allowed PDOT to turn the old Sauvie Island Bridge span into a new crossing of I-405 … Read more


BTA, activists work to save Sauvie span

“We intend to demonstrate to elected officials that there’s huge support for re-using the Sauvie span.”–the BTA’s Karl Rohde While City Hall tries to work out its differences on the effort to move the old Sauvie Island Bridge span to NW Flanders street, bike advocates and citizen activists are moving forward in a push to … Read more


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Flanders Street bike bridge fate will be decided tomorrow

Tomorrow, Portland City Council will decide whether or not the City will re-use the Sauvie Island Bridge span for a bicycle and pedestrian-only crossing of I-405 at Northwest Flanders street. The owner of the span, Kuney Construction, is currently under contract with ODOT to demolish the bridge. Therefore, if PDOT wants to continue their effort … Read more


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Updated: Backers begin effort to re-use Sauvie span in the Pearl

[NOTE: *I have updated this post at 12:30pm on 3/12 to correct my errors in the funding numbers and sources for the project.] The effort to re-use the old Sauvie Island bridge span for a bike and pedestrian-only bridge over the 405 freeway at NW Flanders has been renewed and backers of the project say … Read more