In August, crews placed all of the remaining beams, which were salvaged and reused from the temporary detour bridge. The joints where the beams meet one another have been grouted, and the path is ready to be paved.
The multi-use path viaduct will run underneath the new Whilamut Passage Bridge and cross over the soon-to-be restored streambed. It will connect to the existing paved path on the south bank of the Willamette River just east of the Knickerbocker Bridge.
Here’s a view from the new multi-use path looking west toward the existing bicycle and pedestrian path.
The entire path viaduct will be paved at the end of November or early next spring, depending on the weather. Crews will install permanent railing late this fall.
Be sure to watch for more changes in the area as crews continue work on the path, stream and nearby landscaping. Path users should be aware of construction traffic and equipment.