Congressman Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge
- Services Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering
- Market(s) Bridges
More than 30%Participation from Women-Owned, Minority-Owned or Disadvantaged Business
- Owner City of Portland
- Architect ZGF Architects LLP
- Contractor HP Civil
Geotechnical Resources, Inc. (Geotechnical Engineering)
Architectural Applications (a2)
Archaeological Investigations Northwest
- Team Portland, OR
KPFF provided structural and civil engineering for the design of the Blumenauer Bridge, a new pedestrian/bicycle bridge at NE Seventh Avenue that spans I-84. The $13.7 million bridge will provide a key north-south connection for Northeast Portland.
Blumenauer Bridge will extend 475-feet and span 24-feet in width. The bridge will have a 14-foot-wide path for two-way bicycle traffic, and a 10-foot-wide path for pedestrians. In addition to providing bike and pedestrian access, the bridge is designed to be a seismically resilient lifeline route over I-84 and UPRR for emergency vehicles.
The span is also a key link in the City’s Green Loop that will eventually provide walking and cycling options around the central city and the Willamette River. Due to its highly-visible location, aesthetic design concepts and size, the Blumenauer Bridge will be a signature structure for the City. KPFF designed the tied-arch span structure. The design evokes the path a skipping stone makes on the surface of water.
Additional Services Provided:
- Bridge Design
- Stormwater Management
- Green Streets
- 3D Laser Scanning