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NE 42nd Avenue Bridge over NE Lombard

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is constructing a new 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.
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What’s happening now?

The bridge design process has begun. We are in the process of creating a virtual open house so that people can comment on the project during the Covid-19 state of emergency. This is a new process so we are still working on the logistics, but you can still send questions to the Project Manager. Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2021.

Project Background and Description

The current bridge over NE Lombard Street is vulnerable to earthquakes and is on a recommended Emergency Transportation Route. Additionally, it is a key freight connection between Lombard and Columbia. Both weight restricted and at a low height, this bridge impacts freight transportation and has 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.

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Project Maps

Overview map of NE 42nd Ave. Bridge
North approach rendering of 42nd Ave. Bridge
NE 42nd Ave. Bridge rendering
NE 42nd Ave. south approach rendering