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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


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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 26, 2018

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: Light work has begun on the trail this week. The trail will be closed for 2-3 weeks beginning Monday, March 5, 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). The Stone House will be accessible via the Wildwood Trail. Check out the detour map.

Maple and Wildwood Trails: The decking installation is complete. The contractor will be onsite this week to install finishing details on the bridges, but the trails remain open for use.

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.

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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

Project Manager
Jill Hutchinson,, 971-940-5733

Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer,, 503-823-5593