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Tilikum Crossing, Portland

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Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People is a cable-stayed bridge across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, United States. It was designed by TriMet, the Portland metropolitan area's regional transit authority, for its MAX Orange Line light rail passenger trains. The bridge also serves city buses and the Portland Streetcar, as well as bicycles, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles. Private cars and trucks are not permitted on the bridge. It is the first major bridge in the U.S. that was designed to allow access to transit vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians but not cars.
Construction began in 2011, and the bridge was officially opened on September 12, 2015. In homage to Native American civilizations, the bridge was named after the local Chinook word for people. The Tilikum Crossing was the first new bridge to be opened across the Willamette River in the Portland metropolitan area since 1973.
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  • Very picturesque bridges over the Willamette river downtown, where you can easily cross over and enjoy coffee shops and bars along the way , then return over a different bridge.  more »
  • Streetcars, buses, bikes, and pedestrians only. Vistas of downtown and Mount Hood (if and when the weather permits!). Easy walk to and fro. Oregon Museum of Science and the USS Blueback submarine...  more »

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