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Here's a progress report on the construction of an Oaks Bottom viewing platform near Oaks Park...

DAVID F. ASHTONJ - Workers are installing steel and concrete pilings to support the new elevated Oaks Bottom Viewing Platform being constructed on the Springwater Trail near Oaks Park. A finishing touch for the "Oaks Bottom Habitat Enhancement Project", erecting the Oaks Bottom Viewing Platform, is underway. This city project started in July of 2018, led by the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BPS) together with Portland Parks & Recreation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Positioned along the Springwater Corridor Trail, just east of historic Oaks Amusement Park, this "all-abilities" accessible platform is designed to provide environmental education opportunities for interpretation of the wildlife refuge's wetland.

"Between July 23 and August 10, our contractor, Faison Construction, is installing construction posts and crossbraces, and installing slope stability measures, for the viewing platform," said BPS community outreach spokesperson Stefanus Gunawan.

"The Springwater Corridor Trail will remain open at all times during construction, but those using it may experience delays in or near the work area," Gunawan commented, asking those on the trail, "Please slow down in the construction zone, and use caution."


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