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Barbara Walker Crossing

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Portland’s 30-mile Wildwood Trail once suffered a major flaw: its crossing at Burnside Road. With an average 18,000 vehicles passing daily, hikers were forced to dodge traffic in their pursuit of nature. The Barbara Walker Crossing now enhances access to nature by making this crossing safe.

Completed October 2019


The Portland Parks Foundation spearheaded the effort to build a bridge at this intersection before a serious tragedy occurred. A committee of local citizens led the effort to make this project possible.

Learn more at about the Barbara Walker Crossing project at the Portland Parks Foundation website.