June 21, 2006
South Waterfront Pedestrian Bridge Open House Tonight
Offer your input into what a pedestrian bridge from the South Waterfront to the Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair Hill neighborhood should look like at a PDOT open house tonight.
Wednesday, June 21, at 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union – Room 329 1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR – The Portland Office of Transportation invites residents to view concepts and examples of what the South Waterfront Pedestrian Bridge might look like. Residents are encouraged to provide feedback on this important connection between South Waterfront improvements and the Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair Hill neighborhood.
A public open house is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Portland State University, in the Smith Memorial Student Union, room 329. The address is 1825 SW Broadway. Participants are encouraged to use public transit – TriMet buses #1, 12, 44, 45, 55, and the Portland Streetcar.
Residents who would like more information about the project may contact project manager Chris Armes with the Office of Transportation at (503) 823-7051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 21, 2006 10:12 PM
Jason McHuff Says:
Who ever wrote the press release needed to do a little bit more research: they did not mention the bus line that actually gets you closest to the location: Line 8, which goes down Broadway.
As for the bridge, I am happy to see that they are building it, since unlike the tram it will be of use to the people in the CTLH neighborhood west of I-5. Overall, the views from I-5 will be much different when South Waterfront is all done.
June 22, 2006 4:56 PM
Anyone know what the construction timeline is?
Any renderings floating around?
Any report-backs from the meeting?
Personally, I can't wait to see the west end of the Ross Island untangled as well!
June 22, 2006 10:52 PM
Ray Whitford Says:
As for the west end of the RI Bridge, I have mentioned in past years the idea of making the bridge a local access with only two lanes and wider ped./bike paths and using tunnels for US26 and I5. There were renderings at the South Waterfront website.
Here is some data: http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=ebajj
This is a great thread and there is one ped. bridge rendering here: http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=ebajj