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Pier Park/Chimney Park Bridge Celebration

Saturday, May 31 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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PP&R, Metro, and the Oregon Department of Transportation invite you to a celebration
of the completed Pier Park/Chimney Park Bridge!

Saturday, May 31, 11:00 AM

Bike ride from St Johns Farmers Market to the new bridge (and beyond for confident riders),
light refreshments, and community celebration in the park!

Join us for a celebration of the new 124-foot steel truss bridge, a key connector in our regional trails system. The Pier Park-Chimney Park Bridge closes a key gap in the North Willamette Greenway Trail and connects Pier Park and Chimney Park (separated by the Union Pacific Railroad tracks) in north Portland. The Pier Park/Chimney Park bridge project, completed under budget, is not only a critical connection between the two parks, but it is also part of the regional 40-Mile Loop trail system and the North Portland Greenway Trail.

Join friends and partners, including Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz, PP&R Director Mike Abbaté, Metro, Friends of Pier Park, and np Greenway to applaud the key connector in our regional trails system. Bicyclists will gather at the St Johns Farmers Market (N. Lombard & Philadelphia) and bike to a casual party in the park at the bridge site. (All others will arrive at the park by 11:15 AM; look for the canopy.) See a map of the starting point here. Confident riders may choose to continue the bike ride after the informal party in the park. The longer ride will head to Columbia Blvd, continuing on to Kelly Point Park, along Marine Drive, and back via the Smith and Bybee Natural Area and Portland Road.

The bridge was funded through a Transportation Enhancement grant. Project partners included Federal Highway Administration, Oregon Department of Transportation, and Metro. The project design was provided by David Evans and Associates. The construction contractor was Thompson Bros. Excavating, Inc.