French Prarie Bridge

Future of French Prairie Bridge hinges on Wilsonville City Council decision

Avatar by on April 13th, 2012 at 11:04 am

Cover of the French Prarie Bike-Ped Emergency
Bridge Briefing Booklet
(PDF).

[Patrick Croasdaile contributed reporting to this story.]

This coming Monday, the Wilsonville City Council will convene an important work session that could determine the future of the French Prairie Bike-Ped Emergency Bridge over the Willamette River.

The City of Wilsonville was awarded a $1.25 million federal grant in 2009 to develop a feasibility study and design alternatives for the bridge. At Monday’s meeting, the Council is expected to vote on whether to formally accept the grant and invest the required 10% local match ($125,000) to keep the project moving forward. Or, they could choose to hit the pause button.[Read more…]