Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

More Contact Info

Contact

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1302
Portland, OR 97204

Maija Spencer, Public Involvement Coordinator

503-823-5593

Marlo Medellin, Project Manager

503-823-5581

Subscribe to RSS feed

Most Recent

View Less

Springwater Corridor Bridge Replacements

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 original Springwater Division Line rail developed in the early 1900s, with footings in Johnson Creek, and needs complete replacement. The new bridge’s 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-April 2019, with completion in October 2019. During construction, the trail will be closed from SE 45th Avenue to SE 55th Avenue, and 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 Ave. It has a timber superstructure, except for the western half which was replaced with steel in 2006 due to deterioration.  The earlier project salvaged the existing timber decking and added a new handrail. The existing decking has 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. During construction, the trail will be closed, and a detour route along Circle Avenue will be in place. Work is expected to start in early May 2019 and take 6-8 weeks to complete. 

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-April 2019 - October 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
  • May 2019 - Summer 2019: Construction

Project Updates

To receive project updates, sign up here.