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This project will involve residents, business owners, and other stakeholders in Portland. There are a variety of upcoming opportunities for you to participate in, which are listed below.

Construction Construction for the bike and pedestrian bridge started in January 2011. Check the Project schedule for more details about the current construction activities.

The bridge will serve bicyclists and pedestrians, as they cross over I-5 between the Corbett-Lair Hill neighborhood and South Waterfront District. The bridge will include an elevator at Moody Avenue that will be large enough for a bike trailer or mobility device. There will also be a set of outdoor stairs with a "wheel trough" to allow bicyclists to take their bikes up the stairs. A similar "wheel trough" can be seen at the stairs to Clackamas Town Center (at the parking lots) along the Green Line Max.

Flyers will be handed out to neighbors, with information about construction, as needed. The same information will be posted on the schedule page.

June 17, 2010 Open House The City of Portland held a public open house from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Umpqua Bank for the Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge Project. The purpose of the open house was to learn about the new design for the Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge and the new construction schedule; see the display boards (PDF, 3.86MB) or Open House Summary (PDF, 125KB) for more information.

In addition to the Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge, several other projects are taking place at the same time in the South Waterfront area.

Learn more about these projects:
  • SW Moody Avenue Project: from River Pkwy to Gibbs St, the existing roadway will be raised to be level with the new Willamette River Transit Bridge and wil include streetcar tracks, sidewalks, and a multi-use path
  • Harbor/River Parkway Project: providing better auto, bike, and pedestrian access to the north portion of the South Waterfront district
  • South Waterfront Transportation Management Association (TMA): a representative from the newly formed TMA will discuss the purpose, goals, objectives for the association
  • Portland Development Commission: discuss the North Macadam Urban Renewal District and its current projects, including Block 49 Affordable Housing, the Utility Master Planning effort, and a potential EcoDistrict
  • Zidell Cleanup: Representatives will discuss the remedial action (cleanup) project planned for this summer
  • Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project: will include a new bridge over the Willamette and will travel 7.3 miles from PSU to North Clackamas County, beginning in 2015
If you can not view the YouTube video rendering of the future bridge, you can download the video (28.9MB) to play on your computer.

March 18, 2009 Open House The City of Portland held a public open house from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Umpqua Bank for the Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge Project. The purpose of the open house was to present the design of the bridge, the landscaping plan, construction phasing, and construction impacts. Open house materials are available on the Meeting Materials page.

October 7, 2008 Open House Around 100 people attended the October open house. The purpose of the open house was to present the Citizen Advisory Committee’s recommended bridge concepts and gather input about the acceptability of this concept and design aspects that the community would like to see considered as design is advanced. Open house materials are available on the Meeting Materials page.

Web Survey (open May 15 through June 15) The online survey will help the project team understand your priorities and preferences for the Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge. Over 200 people took the survey (read the summary for more details).

June 25, 2008 Open House The first project open house was held on Wednesday, June 25 at the Cedarwood School. Over 70 people attended, learning more about the project, reviewing potential design concepts for the pedestrian bridge, and providing input to the project team. All of the display boards that were shown during the open house are available on the Meeting Materials page.

Other Ways to Get Involved If you are not able to attend these events, you can tell us what you think by contacting us or joining the mailing list here.

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