Willamette River Crossing Project Update - October 2019

News Article
Bridge looking over the Willamette with pipes illistated below the water and soil is visible.
a tugboat pushes a barge up the Willamette River
  • Portland’s water mains (pipes) that cross the Willamette River are more than 50 years old and will probably not survive a major earthquake.
  • The Willamette River Crossing Project, which will build an earthquake-resilient water main deep under the Willamette River, is part of the Water Bureau’s commitment to preparedness.
  • The Willamette River Crossing Project is currently in the design and exploration phase. 
  • In November and December, crews will start digging to allow for an exploratory drill to be placed in the parking lot at 1720 SW Naito Parkway.

Project Update October 2019


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