Congressman Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge

Portland, Oregon

  • 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
  • Collaborators Geotechnical Resources, Inc. (Geotechnical Engineering)
    Architectural Applications (a2)
    Archaeological Investigations Northwest
  • Team Portland, OR
Congressman Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge

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
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