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==About==
 
==About==
 
===The Name===
 
===The Name===
The name was chosen by a Bridge Naming Committee which reviewed nearly 9,500 submissions to find a name that would inspire today and 100 years from now. Tilikum Crossing was chosen unanimously by the committee and means "Bridge of the People". <ref>[http://trimet.org/namethebridge/ TriMet Name the Bridge] | Accessed 6/29/14</ref>
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The name was chosen by a Bridge Naming Committee which reviewed nearly 9,500 submissions to find a name that would inspire today and 100 years from now. Tilikum Crossing was chosen unanimously by the committee and means "Bridge of the People". <ref>[http://trimet.org/namethebridge/ ''TriMet Name the Bridge''] | Accessed 6/29/14</ref>
  
 
===Bridge Facts===
 
===Bridge Facts===
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*Approximately 3.5 miles of cable
 
*Approximately 3.5 miles of cable
 
*Two 14-feet-wide bicycle and pedestrian paths
 
*Two 14-feet-wide bicycle and pedestrian paths
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==News==
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As of June 30, 2014, the [[Eastbank Esplanade]] path under the Tilikum Crossing bridge opened after a 14-month closure. The path is between [[OMSI]] and SE Caruthers Street and features a 14 foot wide path. <ref> Maus, Jonathan | [http://bikeportland.org/2014/06/30/trimet-re-opens-esplanade-path-tilikum-bridge-photos-108075#more-108075 ''TriMet re-opens Esplanade path under Tilikum Bridge''] | BikePortlang.org | Published 6/30/2014 | Accessed 7/2/2014</ref>
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==

Latest revision as of 16:32, 2 July 2014

Tilikum Crossing is the name of the new bridge being built across the Willamette River.

About

The Name

The name was chosen by a Bridge Naming Committee which reviewed nearly 9,500 submissions to find a name that would inspire today and 100 years from now. Tilikum Crossing was chosen unanimously by the committee and means "Bridge of the People". [1]

Bridge Facts

The facts and figures of the bridge per Trimet:

"The bridge has a cable-stayed design, with two piers in the water. A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge that :consists of one or more towers through which cables are strung to support the bridge deck. Cable-stayed bridge :types are efficient at spanning long distances while allowing a reduction of the number of piers in the water. :Such bridges also can be designed with thinner decks than other bridge types, making possible a more transparent :structure and a greater vertical navigation clearance."
  • Four-pier cable-stayed bridge type (two piers on land, two in the water at the towers)
  • Approximately 1,720 feet in length
  • Two towers, each 180 feet high
  • Typical width is 75.5 feet; at the towers, the width is 110.5 feet
  • Five spans
  • Approximately 3.5 miles of cable
  • Two 14-feet-wide bicycle and pedestrian paths

News

As of June 30, 2014, the Eastbank Esplanade path under the Tilikum Crossing bridge opened after a 14-month closure. The path is between OMSI and SE Caruthers Street and features a 14 foot wide path. [2]


External Links

TriMet Bridge

References

  1. TriMet Name the Bridge | Accessed 6/29/14
  2. Maus, Jonathan | TriMet re-opens Esplanade path under Tilikum Bridge | BikePortlang.org | Published 6/30/2014 | Accessed 7/2/2014