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NE 42nd Ave Bridge over NE Lombard

Engineering And Design
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is constructing a new earthquake-ready bridge to fill the gap between the Holman Neighborhood Greenway and the upcoming 47th Ave protected bikeway, while providing better access for freight, walking, and biking.
Construction Fall-Winter 2021
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What’s happening now?

PBOT just completed 60% design and is underway to complete the 95% design soon.. Due to COVID-19, we are working to involve the community by presenting the project to the surrounding neighborhoods via the neighborhood associations. Community members can also send questions to the project manager at anytime.

​ 42nd Ave Bridge & Corridor - elevation drawing

Project Background

42nd Ave Bridge & Corridor - section A
42nd Ave Bridge & Corridor - section B
42nd Ave Bridge & Corridor - section C

The current bridge over NE Lombard Street is on a recommended Emergency Transportation Route but is vulnerable to earthquakes. Additionally, freight uses the bridge as a connection between Lombard and Columbia, but the bridge’s low height and weight restrictions hamper freight transportation. The bridge also provides insufficient space for people walking and biking. This new connection would fill the gap between the Holman neighborhood greenway and upcoming 47th Ave protected bikeway and provide better access for freight, walking, and biking. 

42nd Ave Bridge & Corridor - plan

Project Funding


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