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OR 99E Bridge Rail Retrofit

Project Completed

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Portland, Multnomah)

​​​​​ODOT is increasing safety on Oregon 99E, also known as Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, at the bridge over the railroad tracks just north of U.S. 30 Bypass/Lombard Street. The project will install an additional bridge rail and protective screening onto the historic structure. 


Traffic Impact

No traffic impacts. This project is complete!


  • Design continues through 2020. 
  • Construction took place in 2022. 



Project elements 
  • Repair damaged sections of the historic railing. 
  • Install an additional bridge rail that meets current safety standards.
  • Install protective fencing.
Rendering of an additional railing in front of existing concrete and metal fencing above the railing.
Top: The existing historic rail. Bottom: A rendering of the bridge with the additional rail and protective screening installed. 


OR 99E |

​Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard just north of Lombard Street (U.S. 30 Bypass)​

Cost and Funding

​Project cost: $5,413,543.00


New bridge rails increase safety by reducing the ability for vehicles to crash through the railing onto the railroad tracks below. Installing protective fencing will improve safety by reducing the ability for objects to fall or be thrown off the bridge.

Additional Information

​For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

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Contacts & Media

​Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard just north of Lombard Street (U.S. 30 Bypass)​

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Katelyn Jackson

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Last Updated

9/19/2023 2:14 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
OR99E-BridgeRail-Fact-sheet-20487.pdfProject fact sheet from summer 2020
OR99E-BridgeRail-Construction-20487.pdfProject fact sheet from December 2021 with construction information.
Northound-detour-map-K20487.pdfDetour map and directions for OR 99E northbound closure at the bridge.
southbound-detour-map-K20487.pdfDetour map and directions for OR 99E southbound closure at the bridge.