Barbara Walker Crossing

Portland, Oregon

  • Services Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Structural Engineering
  • Market(s) Bridges, Natural Environments
  • Awards ACEC Oregon, Grand Award, Engineering Excellence Awards 2021
    ENR NW Regional Best Projects, Award of Merit, 2020
    Special Use Structure, SEAO Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards 2021
    Top Projects 2020, Finalist, Transportation
    2020 CODAawards Top 100, Winner, Transportation
    2020 CODAawards Top 100, Winner, People's Choice
    DJC Top Projects 2020, Winner - 1st Place, Transportation
  • Architect Ed Carpenter
  • Contractor R&H Construction
  • Team Portland, OR
Barbara Walker Crossing

KPFF provided structural, civil and surveying services for a new 178-foot-long pedestrian bridge connecting the Wildwood Trail over West Burnside Street in downtown Portland. The 2-span structure is framed with a structural steel truss with an eye-catching aesthetic design developed by local artist Ed Carpenter. The intermediate support is a concrete pier supported on pile foundations. End abutments are designed to minimize impacts to the environmentally sensitive surroundings and to accommodate limited construction access on along unpaved pedestrian trails that are 3-foot-wide in many locations. KPFF also managed geotechnical and environmental consultants as well as a certified arborist. Public works coordination involved multiple City agencies as the intermediate pier and each end abutment land in a different agency’s right-of-way.

Additional Services Provided:

  • Bridge Design
  • Natural Resources
  • Stormwater Management
  • Pedestrian Bridges
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