July 9, 2024

This week Multnomah County’s Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge Project is hosting a special interactive live panel discussion at OMSI. Enjoy refreshments while you learn about the project and design options for the future Burnside Bridge. 

A night out with the Burnside Bridge team:

WHEN: Thursday, July 11, 2024

WHERE: OMSI’s Theory Restaurant & Lounge, 1945 SE Water Ave. Portland, OR 

TIME: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Jon Henrichsen, Multnomah County Transportation Division Director

Allison Pyrch: Vice Chair, Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission

Carol Mayer-Reed: Urban Design Lead, Mayer-Reed

Guenevere Millius: Community Design Advisory Group member

Jennifer DeLong: Pre-Construction Manager for Burnside Bridge Partners

RSVP: bit.ly/rsvp-for-eqrb-panel 

This OMSI panel discussion is part of a series of summer outreach events the County is holding to get the community involved and encourage participation in the project’s online survey, which asks for the public’s input on the future look of the Burnside Bridge. The survey will be open until July 31st. 

For a full look at all of the summer outreach events, visit: https://www.multco.us/earthquake-ready-burnside-bridge/summer-outreach-events.  

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.