The Oregon Department of Transportation installed new bridge screening on twelve bridges and new railings on four of those bridges across Region 1. This project met legislative requirements and brings the bridge screenings and rails up to current safety requirements. We also installed an ornamental railing over a fifth bridge in Hillsboro.
Each of the twelve bridges spans above an ODOT highway but the bridges and the streets that run over them are owned various jurisdictions including ODOT and local city or county agencies. We worked closely with our partners at the City of Portland, City of Tigard, City of Lake Oswego, City of Milwaukie, Clackamas County and the City of Hillsboro as we plan for these improvements.
A bridge screen is a protective fence that improves safety on our highways by preventing fallen and thrown objects from hitting people, vehicles or the highway below.
The new railings will be installed on bridges that already had rails, but were not up to current safety standards.
Above: An example of bridge screening that was installed on a previous ODOT project on I-5.
Site 1: U.S. 26 Ross Island Bridge
This site includes new screening on the east end of the Ross Island Bridge over the railroad tracks and the Springwater Corridor in Portland.
Site 2: NW Helvetia Road over I-5
This site includes new screening and an ornamental railing on the NW Helvetia Road bridge over I-5 in Hillsboro.
Site 3: OR 43 northbound ramp over I-5
This site includes new screening on the northbound OR 43 ramp over I-5 at the west end of the Ross Island Bridge near Zidell Yards in SW Portland.
Site 5: N Alberta Street over I-5 in Portland.
Site 7: Kruse Way (OR 217) over I-5 in Lake Oswego.
Site 8: SE Lake Road over OR 224 in Milwaukie.
Site 9: NE 102nd Avenue over I-84/I-205
This site includes new screening on the NE 102nd Avenue bridge over several ramps of the I-84/I-205 interchange in Portland.
Site 10: N Ainsworth Street over I-5 in Portland.
Site 11: Railroad service road over I-84/I-205 in NE Portland.
Site 12: OR 212 over U.S. 26 in Boring.
Twelve bridges over ODOT highways around Region 1
Cost and Funding
The estimated construction cost for this project is $4.8 million.
The new protective fencing will improve safety by preventing fallen and thrown objects from hitting people, vehicles or the highway below. Installing railings on some bridges will bring the rails up to current standards.
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