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On Sunday, Nick attended the grand opening of the Barbara Walker Crossing, a new pedestrian bridge across West Burnside on Forest Park’s famous Wildwood Trail.
The event featured a parade, a trail run, performances by local artists, and more. It celebrated three things Portlanders love – parks, safe streets, and new bridges!
The project was led by the Portland Parks Foundation and funded through a public-private partnership that included generous donors, Portland Parks & Recreation, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, and Metro.
Prior to the bridge, many pedestrians were required to cross the busy road at a dangerous curve.
The footbridge is named for Barbara Walker, a long-time parks and trails advocate known for her role in the creation of Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park and the Springwater Corridor.
Congratulations and special thanks to the Portland Parks Foundation, its Executive Director, Randy Gragg, and board of directors on this successful project!