Rendering of the new Willamette River Bridge

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

South bank multi-use path extends under Whilamut Passage Bridge

From ODOT-
 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.

 Here is near where the new multi-use path crosses over the streambed, which will be restored by next summer.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Seems like a nice challenge. We are on a project at the moment restoring rail bridges. Some have to be raised too.