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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Breaking Ground on a Safer Wildwood Trail Crossing

March 21, 2019

Today, Nick was excited to attend the groundbreaking of the Barbara Walker Crossing, a new footbridge across West Burnside on Forest Park’s famous Wildwood Trail.

The project is a public-private partnership led by the Portland Parks Foundation. Other partners include Portland Parks & Recreation, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, and Metro.

Construction will begin this month and the project is expected to be completed in September 2019. When complete, the crossing will safely carry 80,000 hikers and runners every year and bring a new dimension of fun and beauty to the magnificent Wildwood Trail.

Special thanks to Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, Metro Councilor Sam Chase, Parks Director Adena Long, Portland Parks Foundation Executive Director Randy Gragg, and the many supporters who attended today’s celebration.


Start of Construction for Barbara Walker Crossing Over Burnside: Parts of Wildwood Trail to Close

Portland Parks Foundation Press Release


New Pedestrian Bridge Coming to W. Burnside Along Wildwood Trail

FOX 12 News


Burnside Footbridge Construction to Start Monday

KOIN 6 News


Construction Starts Monday on Wildwood Trail Pedestrian Bridge

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian