June 27, 2024

Next month, Multnomah County will host several summer outreach events to get the community involved and encourage participation in a newly-launched survey that asks for input on the future look of the new Burnside Bridge. This is all part of the Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge Project. That survey launches July 1 and will be open until July 31. Stay tuned for the official survey launch announcement and information on access.  

Summer Outreach Events:

Webinars: July 9th, 5:30pm - 6:30 pm & July 11th, 12pm - 1pm:

The project will host two webinars virtually from one of the Burnside Bridge operator towers. These will be virtual opportunities to learn about the project and range of bridge type options being considered for the future bridge. County project managers will be available to answer questions.

Breakfast on the Bridge: July 12th, 7am - 9am

Come enjoy coffee and donuts while learning about the project and online survey.

Location: East end of the Burnside Bridge, near 334 NE Couch Street

A Night Out with the Burnside Bridge Team! 

Join project team members and community representatives at an interactive live panel discussion. Enjoy refreshments while you learn about the project and design options for the future Burnside Bridge.

When: Thursday, July 11 

Where: OMSI’s Theory Restaurant & Lounge, 1945 S.E. Water Ave. Portland, OR 

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

RSVP here

Portland Saturday Market: June 29th & July 13th 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Stop by the project booth to ask questions and learn about the project while pursuing local art at the PortlandSaturday Market. 

Location: Tom McCall Waterfront Park under the Burnside Bridge

Background: Right now, none of downtown Portland’s Willamette River vehicular bridges will be immediately usable after a major earthquake. Multnomah County is leading an effort to replace the current Burnside Bridge with one that can withstand a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake. It’s currently one of the largest earthquake resilience projects in Oregon.

For more information on the project, visit: https://www.multco.us/earthquake-ready-burnside-bridge.