1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
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.
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)