River District Pedestrian Bridge
A unique single cable suspension bridge that follows an S-shape alignment will cross railroad tracks and adjacent streets in the Pearl District area in Downtown Portland. The experience of the pedestrians and bicyclists is dynamic and exciting because of the inherent movement in the bridge shape and changing views along the crossing. The curvilinear alignment allows the bridge to be supported only from one side with a suspension cable system accommodating the loads with an elegant steel box and structural steel towers. The depth of this box is 3‘-6” (1m); creating a robust, sculptural appearance. The bridge main span is approximately 205' (62.5m) and its overall length is in the order of 360' (106.5m) with elevators and stairs at both ends. This bridge with its organic, free form expression is inspired by the hills and natural spaces surrounding Portland.