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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Sullivan’s Crossing Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge

Conceptual rendering of future Sullivan's Crossing

Conceptual rendering of future Sullivan's Crossing

Conceptual renderings of future Sullivan's Crossing


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 Project Overview

PBOT is planning to construct a new pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Interstate 84 and the Union Pacific Railroad to better connect the rapidly growing Lloyd and Central Eastside Industrial districts. The bridge, called for in the Central City 2035 Plan as part of a larger “Green Loop,” will provide a safer, more convenient connection for people walking and cycling between the two bustling areas. The bridge will be located along the NE 7th Avenue alignment to best serve the geographic centers of both districts, link to existing and planned bike routes, and reduce conflicts with truck traffic. The nearest existing connections, on NE Grand Avenue and NE 12th Avenue, are substandard for pedestrian/bicycle use and have significant conflicts with freight and automobile traffic.

PBOT will be partnering with organizations including Go Lloyd, the Central Eastside Industrial Council, Oregon Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroad to design and construct the bridge successfully. Primary funding for the project comes from Transportation System Development Charges (TSDCs), fees paid by development to mitigate the impact of new users of the transportation system. Other funding includes a commitment from the non-profit Go Lloyd transportation management association. The bridge is estimated to cost between $9 million and $13 million.


December 2017 Open House Update

Thanks to everyone who attended the December 5 Open House. The poster boards can be found under the Presentations and Publications section of this webpage.

We have spent the last couple weeks reviewing everyone’s feedback and continuing with our internal analysis of alignment options for the future bridge. We received overwhelming support for the 7th to 7th alignment at the open house and through additional public outreach. The 7th to 7th alignment also scored favorably in our Alignment Criteria Matrix

We are excited to announce that the final alignment for Sullivan’s Crossing will be from 7th Avenue on the north side of I-84 to 7th Avenue on the south side. This alignment requires a longer bridge that may be more expensive to build, but offers better connections to existing and planned cycling infrastructure to the south, better sightlines of the bridge, and more room on the south side both for construction staging and for the eventual bridge landing.

With the final alignment selected, we can vet the potential bridge types at a deeper level. We will continue to provide updates and opportunities for input on this website as the project advances.


Alternatives Analysis 2016 Update

Earlier in 2016 PBOT worked with consultants to prepare an alternatives analysis for different bridge types and alignments.


*DISCLAIMER: Content in this report is at a conceptual level. Features included therein, including bridge design, topography and cost estimates, are not precise and are subject to change.


For questions about this project, contact the project manager:

Dan Layden