Sauvie Island Bridge Headed for the Scrap Heap

Word just in from Commissioner Sam Adams’ office that efforts to move the Sauvie Island Bridge to NW Portland to complete a bikeway on Flanders Street over I-405 are being dropped. The Commissioner’s office indicates that community response was not sufficient to justify the extra cost of moving the bridge (rather than constructing a smaller-but-to-code new bike/ped bridge).

Translation: private donors did not step up.

I’m sad. It would have been a very cool thing, very much in tune with our community’s ethic of reuse in the interests of sustainability.

If you feel strongly, contact Sam ASAP. Preferrably with cash-in-hand.

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