1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
Thank you for your patience during the duration of this project. We are entering the final stages of the project and nearing the opening of the new bridge, but there is still a lot of work to do. You will notice that the bridge now has rails and a new retaining wall has been built at the entrance to Leach Botanical Garden. In the coming weeks, a new water pipe will be suspended from the underside of the bridge and connected into the water system on both approaches. The new waterline will be tested for performance and to ensure that it is free of contaminants before the final connections can be made by the Portland Water Bureau. The contractor will be adding sidewalks and large reinforced concrete slabs near the bridge to support the final pieces of concrete rail at all 4 corners.
Issues with the water pipe work have slowed the project down a bit in the past few weeks. We were originally hoping to have the bridge open for your use at this time, it is more likely that the bridge will not be open until the middle or end of February 2019, if there are no further delays. Again, we thank you for your patience over the past several years. We are almost there.
Park Access (Starting July 2nd)
The main Leach Botanical Garden Parking lot is closed through the duration of the project. Please plan on accessing the Garden from the north side of the creek, off of SE Claybourne Street. Click here for temporary park access map and detour routes.
Bridge Closure (Starting July 16th)
THE BRIDGE IS NOW CLOSED TO ALL USERS, INCLUDING BICYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS. Bicycles and pedestrians will need to use either SE 112th Avenue or SE Deardorf to cross over Johnson Creek to gain access to all points north.
If you have additional questions, please contact Cameron Glasgow @ (503) 823-9726.
Southbound traffic is detoured west at SE Foster Rd to southbound on SE 110th Dr/SE 112th Ave to SE Flavel St and eastbound back to SE 122nd Ave. Northbound traffic will be detoured at SE Flavel St west to SE 112th Ave/SE 110th Dr, then east on SE Foster Rd, back to SE 122nd Ave.
Southbound traffic is detoured east at SE Foster Rd to southbound on SE 134th Ave/SE Deardorff Road to SE Flavel St and westbound back to SE 122nd Ave. Northbound traffic will be detoured at SE Flavel St east to Deardorff Road/ SE 134th Ave and west on SE Foster Rd, back to SE 122nd Ave.
The traveling public is advised to travel cautiously, observe the closure signage and directions by reader boards and detour signage.
SE 122nd Ave Bridge Over Johnson Creek Documents
SE 122nd Ave Bridge Over Johnson Creek Photography
Floodwater impacting the bridge.