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Red Electric Bridge and Trail Project

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A new pedestrian and bicycle bridge between SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and SW Capitol Highway, a critical segment of the Red Electric Trail system.
This photo shows the Red Electric bridge as it is close to being complete.
Construction 2021 - 2022
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What’s happening now? 

The first span of the Red Electric Bridge is moved into place on Oct. 26, 2021.
The first span of the Red Electric Bridge is moved into place on Oct. 26, 2021.

The bridge is now open and ready for people to walk, bike, roll and stroll! Read the full press release online at www.portland.gov/parks/news/2022/7/7/new-red-electric-bridge-now-open-southwest-portland.

Project Background

This segment of the Red Electric trail will include a 10-foot wide trail from the intersection of SW Bertha Boulevard and Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, travelling south over a ravine on a 12-foot-wide bridge where it will intersect with SW Capitol Highway.

Project Components

Additional project elements include:

  • Lighting
  • Guardrail work along Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
  • Sidewalk curb ramps
  • Pedestrian and bicycle crosswalk striping
  • Grading and drainage
  • Retaining walls
  • Vegetated stormwater facility
  • Tree mitigation plantings
  • Restoration plantings

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