1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Rendering of new bridge at SE 45th Avenue courtesy of Fieldworks Design & Architecture
Bridge #48 (SE 45th Avenue)
Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, Bridge #48 on the Springwater Corridor will be replaced, and that portion of trail will be stabilized. This bridge is located near the Johnson Creek Boulevard trailhead at SE 45th Avenue and Johnson Creek Boulevard. It is the original wooden trestle bridge from the Springwater Division Line rail developed in the early 1900s, with footings in Johnson Creek, and needs complete replacement. The new bridge will be constructed with steel and concrete, and its footings will allow for clearer passage of Johnson Creek, which will improve fish habitat and reduce debris accumulation.
Construction is expected to start in mid-May 2019, with completion in November 2019.
Bridge #140 (SE Circle Avenue)
Bridge #140 decking replacement is a Phase 2 project of the Parks Replacement Bond. The bridge spans 114 feet and crosses Johnson Creek near Circle Avenue. The western half of the bridge's structure was replaced with steel in 2006 due to deterioration and the timber decking was salvaged. The decking has now reached the end of its service life and is presenting a hazardous condition to users. It is slippery, uneven, and has large gaps.
The decking will be removed and replaced with asphalt. The rail will be salvaged and reinstalled by the contractor. Construction is expected to start in mid-May 2019, with completion in six to eight weeks.
Maija Spencer, Public Involvement Coordinator
Marlo Medellin, Project Manager (SE 45th Avenue Bridge)
Evan Callahan, Project Manager (SE Circle Avenue Bridge)
Project Timeline for Bridge #48 (SE 45th Avenue)
Project Timeline for Bridge #140 (SE Circle Avenue)