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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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SW Boones Ferry Bridge and Restoration Project

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Updated January 13, 2019

The SW Boones Ferry Bridge and Restoration Project will replace an undersized culvert on Tryon Creek with a bridge that spans the creek to benefit fish passage, water quality and connections for people and wildlife. The SW Boones Ferry Bridge and Restoration project is moving forward again and is slated for construction in the spring of 2020. This project was put on hold in early 2019 due to an increase in steel prices. Environmental Services’ project team and bureau leaders have secured the necessary funding to allow the project to proceed. 

Above image is the schematic design of the new bridge and culvert.

Project Schedule

A contractor is expected to be selected in early 2020. Initial work clearing brush and removing trees from the work area will occur in February and March of 2020. This work is being coordinated to avoid interfering with the bird nesting season. Major construction activities are expected to begin in the the early summer of 2020. Work will be completed in late 2020.

Recommended Detour Route for Boones Ferry Project

Traffic Detour

In order to construct the new bridge, SW Boones Ferry Road will be closed for up to seven months. Detailed information on the start date and detour route will be publicized this winter. The Portland Bureau of Transportation has provided a traffic control plan and a designated detour route for auto traffic during the construction of the new bridge. Please see the detour map for information on the planned detour route.

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Click the "Sign up!" button at the top right of the page to receive email updates which include traffic restrictions and project activities. For questions or comments, contact Stefanus Gunawan at 503-823-5759 or email Stefanus at

Watch this video to learn more about the SW Boones Ferry Bridge and Restoration Project.

Nature in Neighborhoods Grant

A Metro grant boosts the Boones Ferry project

Advisory Committee

View comittee representatives and design plans