1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
Both of the new concrete bridge abutments/foundations have been placed in their final positions. While the abutment concrete cures and comes up to strength, the contractor is making final preparations for steel beam installation. All 5 steel beams will be brought to the site on Wednesday, September 26th for placement across the creek. The ends of the beams will be laid onto each of the 2 concrete abutments. Most of the work to date has been underground, so it has not been too visible. Now that the work has advanced to the superstructure level, you will start to see more changes to the site on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, we had to dig deeper than originally anticipated to locate sound bedrock for the south foundation. This led to a change in shoring system and equipment required to complete the work. Considering the extra effort required to accomplish this task, it is likely the project will not be complete until early 2019, rather than late 2018 as planned. Thank you for your patience.
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.