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Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1302
Portland, OR 97204

Maija Spencer, Public Involvement Coordinator

503-823-5593

Marlo Medellin, Project Manager

503-823-5581

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Springwater Corridor Bridge Replacements

  • Wood decking on Circle Avenue Bridge will be replaced

  • Springwater Bridge at SE 45th Avenue - BEFORE

  • Rendering of new Springwater Bridge at SE 45th

Rendering of new bridge at SE 45th Avenue

Rendering of new bridge at SE 45th Avenue courtesy of Fieldworks Design & Architecture

Project Overview

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.

  • During construction, the trail will be temporarily closed from SE 45th Avenue to SE 55th Avenue.
  • A signed detour route running south of the trail will be in place.
  • Some staging will occur in the adjacent Johnson Creek Trailhead parking lot. The parking lot may be closed periodically - up to five days at a time - to allow for construction staging of large materials for the bridge. 

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. 

Find more information on other trail closures here


Contacts

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

Marlo Medellin, Project Manager (SE 45th Avenue Bridge)
marlo.medellin@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-5581

Evan Callahan, Project Manager (SE Circle Avenue Bridge)
evan.callahan@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-5571 


Project Timeline for Bridge #48 (SE 45th Avenue)

  • Summer 2017 - Spring 2018: Design Development
  • Spring 2018 - Summer 2018: Construction Documents
  • Fall 2018 - Winter 2018/19:  Permitting and Bidding
  • Mid-May 2019 - November 2019: Construction

Project Timeline for Bridge #140 (SE Circle Avenue)

  • Winter 2017/18 - Spring 2018: Design Development
  • Spring 2018 - Summer 2018: Construction Documents
  • Fall 2018 - Winter 2018/19:  Permitting and Bidding
  • Mid-May 2019 - Summer 2019: Construction

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