Bridge construction planned along Springwater Corridor
A portion of the Springwater Corridor Trail in East Multnomah County will be closed next month as part of a series of bridge work.
Bridge No. 140, which is along the Springwater Trail between Circle Avenue and Southeast 174th Avenue, spans 114 feet and crosses Johnson Creek. The western half of the bridge's structure was replaced with steel in 2006 because of deterioration, and the timber decking was salvaged and reused. That decking now must be replaced as it is presenting a hazardous condition to trail users. The bridge is slippery, uneven and has large gaps.
The decking will be removed and replaced with asphalt. The handrail will be salvaged and reinstalled by the contractor.
The city of Portland expects construction to begin in mid-May and will take between six and eight weeks to complete. The project is funded by a Portland Parks Replacement Bond.
During the work, trail users will detour along Southeast Circle Avenue. Drivers are asked to be cautious as there will be an increase in bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
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