All City sponsored meetings and workshops listed are open to the public and wheelchairaccessible. For individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, an interpreter or FM assistivelistening system can be provided with 48 hours notice prior to the meeting. To arrange for theseservices for any of the City workshops listed above, please contact City staff at (541) 682-5291.
Delta Ponds Bridge OpenThe Delta Ponds Bridge is open for permanentuse by cyclists and pedestrians. The bridgeand elevated path spans the Delta Highwayconnects the neighborhoods on the east side ofthe highway with Goodpasture Island Road andthe commercial, residential and transportationfacilities in the Valley River area.andDdeck.A dedication event to mark the substantialcompletion of the $5.6 million bridge projectwas held in September. Following that event,the bridge was temporarily closed so thecontractor could install permanent hand rails and put up lighting fixtures, including specialty LElighting on the cables and bridge
Facts and Figures about the Delta Ponds Bridge
The elevated structure is more than 1,000 feet long, from Robin Hood Avenue on theeast to Goodpasture Island Road on the west. The cable-stay bridge span is 340 feetlong and features a “delta” tower system.
Total cost of the project is approximately $5.6 million, including $1.2 million from federalstimulus (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) funds, $2.6 million from federaltransportation (SAFETEA-LU High Priority Projects) funds, $1 million from federaltransportation enhancement (TE) funds, and $800,000 from City matching funds.
The contractor, Mowat Construction of Clackamas, began work in August 2009.
The project also included installing a pedestrian island on Goodpasture Island Road andcompleting the sidewalk system on Robin Hood Avenue to improve safety for path users.
A 30-foot-tall sculpture, “Bountiful,” by local artist Lee Imonen, graces the west end ofthe bridge.