Category: Bridges

  • Total Lack of Bridge Imagination Continues to Plague Region

    As if the box-girder Columbia River Crossing was not bad enough, Portland Architecture and several other blogs are reporting that TriMet will ignore the elegant modified cable-stay design by international designer Miguel Rosales in favor of a cheap and generic cable-stay alternative. Maybe while Fred is in Australia he can take a look at the…

  • ODOT Gets Ready for $350M in Stimulus

    For roads and bridges, as reported in the Daily Journal of Commerce. Based on earlier info presented to TPAC/JPACT, the local impact in our region would be about $33M, split like so: Clackamas Co. and cities $5.8 Million Washington Co. and cities $11.5 Million East Multnomah Co. and cities $2.9 Million Portland $12.8 Million

  • The Next Williamette River Bridge

    Portland State University Center for Transportation Studies Winter 2009 Transportation Seminar Series Speakers: Dave Unsworth, TriMet Sr. Manager of Transit Development & Guenevere Millius, Principal at SRM Architecture and Marketing, Inc. Topic: Willamette River Crossing When: Friday, January 16, 2009, 12:00-1:00p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204

  • Sellwood Options Nearing Recommendation

    The Daily Journal of Commerce reports that Sellwood Bridge Advisory Group is nearing a decision on a recommendation for a preferred bridge option.

  • “Bright Lights” Focus on New Willamette River Bridge

    For its next leg of light-rail, TriMet is proposing what will be downtown’s first new river bridge in 35 years–and the nation’s first-ever transit/pedestrian/bicycle bridge. It’s a trophy in the making to add to Portland’s ever-growing mantel of green alt-transport innovations. But, not surprisingly, a debate is emerging over cost and aesthetics. So for the…