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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204

503-823-PLAY (7529)

Maija Spencer, Public Involvement Coordinator

503-823-5593

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Forest Park Bridge Replacement

  • Site One Bridge on Wildwood Trail

  • Site Two Lower Macleay Trail bridges

  • Site Three Bridge failure on Maple Trail

Project Overview

Thanks to funding from the voter-approved Parks Replacement Bond, this project will replace bridges at three locations on the Lower Macleay and Maple,and Wildwood Trails in Forest Park. This project is also part of the Renew Forest Park initiative.


Project Update - February 12, 2018

Unfortunately, the initial decking material we received did not meet Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s quality standards. PP&R, the consulting design team, contractor, and material supplier have since sourced a better product, and new bridge decking will be installed on all three bridges this spring. See the below updates for the schedule for each location.

Lower Macleay Trail: The trail will be closed for 2-3 weeks in March 2018 to install the replacement decking material and put the finishing touches on the bridge. During this time, the trail will be closed from Lower Macleay Trailhead to the Wildwood Trail (at the Stone House). A detour route will be posted during the closure, and the Stone House will be accessible via the Wildwood Trail. This website will be updated when more exact closure dates are known.

Maple Trail: From February 15 - February 22, 2018, the contractor will be replacing the bridge decking and finishing up other construction elements on the Maple Trail bridge. They will be hauling materials along Koenig and Maple Trails between Leif Erickson Drive and the bridge site. The trails will be open for use, but please use caution and expect temporary construction activity along the trails.

Wildwood Trail: From February 23 - March 2, 2018, the contractor will be replacing the bridge decking and finishing up other construction elements on the Wildwood Trail bridge. They will be hauling materials along Wildwood Trail between the Upper Macleay parking lot (at NW Cornell Rd) and the bridge site. The trail and parking lot will be open for use, but please use caution and expect temporary construction activity along the trail.

Thank you for your patience as we complete these necessary improvements to our trail system!

Regular updates will be posted here about trail closures and detours as construction progresses. Please visit PP&R's main trail closures page to find information about other trail closures in Forest Park. To receive project updates by email, sign up here.


bridge image

Bridge Design: ESA Vigil-Agrimis, Grummel Engineering, Fieldwork Design


November 2016
Parks staff shared the designs for the new bridges at the November 2016 Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center Open House. If you missed this event, you can view the designs here.

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Project Schedule

Winter 2015 - Summer 2016
Design Process, Public Involvement, and Permitting

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Final Permitting and Bidding

June 2017 - March 2018
Construction


Project Manager
Jill Hutchinson, jill.hutchinson@portlandoregon.gov, 971-940-5733

Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer, maija.spencer@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-5593