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PP&R opens new Bond-funded bridge on Springwater Corridor

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New bridge at SE 45th Avenue opens Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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POSTED JANUARY 14, 2020

(Portland, OR) – 

Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, a new bridge installed along the Springwater Corridor near SE 45th Avenue will open on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. 

The new bridge is located near the Johnson Creek Boulevard trailhead at SE 45th Avenue and Johnson Creek Boulevard. It replaced the original wooden trestle bridge from the Springwater Division Line rail, dating from the 1900s. 

Parks Replacement Bond funding allowed for durable steel and concrete construction. The bridge allows for clear passage over Johnson Creek, which will improve fish habitat and reduce debris accumulation. 

Please use caution in the area, as there will still be some construction activity near the trail while contractors complete the landscaping installation. Thank you for your patience during this project!  

41 of 52 Bond projects are now complete. 

The Bond also funded the replacement of the wooden decking on the Springwater Corridor bridge near SE Circle Avenue - and the complete replacement of three bridges in Forest Park and two bridges in Marshall Park. All of the new bridges have been designed to be durable and easy to maintain so that trail users can enjoy these spaces for decades to come. 

Click here for more information on the Bond-funded bridge projects. 

The Parks Replacement Bond has not only benefited our parks system; but also the local economy and businesses. To date, 41% of the value of all Bond-funded construction work has been awarded to Disadvantaged, Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Businesses (also known as D/M/W/ESB). 

More info on the Parks Replacement Bond, overwhelmingly approved by Portland voters in 2014, is here

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