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SW Boones Ferry Bridge & Restoration Project

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Environmental Services is completing construction of a new bridge on SW Boones Ferry Road where it crosses Tryon Creek. This project will create and restore connections for fish, wildlife, and people.
Construction and the road closure began in April 2020 and will be complete April 16, 2021.

SW Boones Ferry Road Reopens

The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services is proud to announce the completion of a major habitat restoration and bridge-building project over Tryon Creek and the reopening of SW Boones Ferry Road at SW Arnold Street on Friday, April 16.

The new Tryon Creek bridge allows the creek to flow freely. It replaces an aging culvert that had restricted water flow, causing erosion and flood surges and blocking fish and wildlife. The new 125-foot span includes two travel lanes, wide sidewalks and a trail for people and wildlife underneath it.

SW Boones Ferry Road will open at 6pm on Friday, April 16.

While SW Boones Ferry Road will completely reopens, crews will continue to finalize work underneath the bridge during the week of April 19. Please expect partial pedestrian trail closures during this time.

To view construction photos, visit our Flickr album here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLfUL7v. The SW Boones Ferry Bridge & Restoration Flickr album will be periodically updated with milestone pictures.

Project Area

Construction of the SW Boones Ferry Bridge & Restoration project is on SW Boones Ferry Road, between SW Arnold Street and SW Comus Court. Construction and the road closure will continue until spring 2021. Recommended detour from (northbound) SW Boones Ferry Road, turn west to SW Stephenson Street, head north onto SW 35th Avenue and continuing onto SW Taylors Ferry Road to return to SW Boones Ferry Road. Going southbound is the reverse of this direction. (See second image below for map visual of recommended detour.)

Look-ahead Schedule

Between April 9 and April 23, crews will continue to complete final items in preparation for opening the bridge, such as final pavement restoration work. During the week of April 19, crews will continue to finalize work underneath the bridge. Please expect potential partial trail closures during this time.


The schedule may change due to a variety of factors, including weather, conditions underground, availability of materials and labor, and other factors. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturdays as needed.

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