Finishing Touches for Car-Free Bridge Plan in Oregon

All the French Prairie Bridge plan needs is a final design. Eventually this car-free bridge will provide a key link in a 1,000-mile network of paths and trails.

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November 2, 2018, 1:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Transportation Planning

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Jonathan Maus provides an update and a call to action on the French Prairie Bridge Project, which will add a new car-free bridge over the Willamette River in Wilsonville, just south of Portland. Maus calls the bridge, "the lynchpin that will someday connect 1,000 miles of paths and trails in the Portland region with the 134-mile Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway."

Maus is raising awareness about the project as it wraps up an online open house (the online open house ended on October 30, actually). "The City of Wilsonville is nearing the end of a two-year planning phase. With an alignment chosen and money in the bank for development, all that’s left to do is decide on the bridge type — and then build it!"

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