Barbara Walker Crossing
KPFF Consulting Engineers

Providing safe crossing for users of the Wildwood Trail across West Burnside, this iconic, two-span, 180-ft long, curved steel pedestrian bridge is framed with a 3-dimensional, curved, structural steel truss. The intermediate support is a concrete pier supported on pile foundations. End abutments are designed to minimize the impacts to the environmentally sensitive surroundings and to accommodate limited construction access along unpaved pedestrian trails. Close collaboration with the artist ensured the aesthetic enables all members in the truss contribute to the structural system.

Owner/Developer: Portland Parks Foundation

Artist: Ed Carpenter

General Contractor: R&H Construction