Morrison Bridge bikeway set to reopen permanently December 5th

December 5th!(Photo © J. Maus) Multnomah County confirmed today that the biking and walking path on the Morrison Bridge will re-open permanently on December 5th. The path has been closed since early June while contractors work to replace the bridge’s steel grating due to safety concerns. The project was supposed to be completed by mid-September … Read more

TriMet considers ‘sonic bike path’ idea for new bridge

TriMet architect Bob Hastings presented the idea last night.(Photos © J. Maus) As part of the public art planned along their Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project, TriMet is considering something quite interesting for the new Willamette River Bridge — a “sonic bike path.” TriMet architect Bob Hastings and Public Art Program Manager Mary Priester presented the … Read more

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TriMet announces “A Bridge Conversation”

With just five months until start of construction on their Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge, TriMet has announced a public event to “re-engage the community.” Check the details below: A Bridge Conversation Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 3–5 p.m. 2100 SW River Parkway (DEA offices, Willamette Room, 1st floor) In July 2011, construction will begin on the … Read more

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Groundbreaking event next week for Gibbs Street Pedestrian (and bike) Bridge

Artist rendering. 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 … Read more

Anti-tax group, Americans for Prosperity, protests Sellwood Bridge funding plan – Updated

The Sellwood Bridge.(Photo © J. Maus) Members of the Oregon chapter of Americans for Prosperity, an anti-tax and limited government interest group founded by David Koch and Koch Industries, showed up in force on Thursday when the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners shared their plan to raise funds to help pay for the Sellwood Bridge. … Read more