Construction on this unique bridge began more than 3 years ago, but you can watch its transformation in 1 minute 36 seconds. The video starts with pre-construction staging on the banks of the Willamette River on May 18, 2011 with bridge construction beginning on July 1, 2011. As of last Wednesday, July 23, 2014, you can see the 1162 days of construction in this time lapse video, shot from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in the South Waterfront area. Tilikum Crossing is the first bridge to be built over the Willamette River in Portland in more than 40 years. It’s the first of its kind multi-modal bridge in the U.S. that will carry MAX light rail and streetcar trains, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians, but no private vehicles. It’s also the first cable-stayed bridge for the region and extends 1,720 feet (.326 miles) over the river. The bridge and the entire Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project opens on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Take a look!
About the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project
The 7.3-mile project is the region’s sixth MAX construction project and will improve transit in this corridor that extends from the terminus of the MAX Green and Yellow lines at Portland State University in Downtown Portland to South Waterfront, SE Portland, Milwaukie and North Clackamas County. About the project:
- 7.3 miles
- 10 stations
- The first of its kind multi-modal bridge in the U.S. will carry light rail and streetcar trains, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians, but no private vehicles.
- Opens Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015
- Expands the MAX system to 60 miles and 97 stations
The Federal Transit Administration, State of Oregon, Clackamas County, Metro, City of Milwaukie, Multnomah County, City of Oregon City, Oregon Department of Transportation, City of Portland, Portland Development Commission and TriMet.