Project Status

      as of January 30, 2015


  • The temporary chain link fence in the park has now been removed. Please try to stay off the grass during these soggy winter months to protect the new grass. Please also remember to keep your pets on leashes to avoid damaging the site.
  • An event to celebrate the rehabilitation of the historic bridge was held October 17, 2014.
  • The project contractor is Cascade Bridge, LLC
  • TriMet has returned to regular Line 15 bus service across the bridge.  For more information, please visit TriMet's website.




Project Summary


The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is pleased to announce that the NW Thurman Street Bridge at Macleay Park has been funded for a repair and rehabilitation project that will rebuild the bridge deck, superstructure, and historic pedestrian railing.  The historic 109 year old bridge spans lower Macleay Park near the entrance to the park.  The bridge deck and elements of the superstructure are in poor condition with a weight restriction that prohibits heavy traffic.  Upon completion of this project, the bridge weight restriction will be lifted.


Funding for this project, with a total estimated bridge cost of $3.781 millon, includes funding from both the Federal Highway Administration's Highway Bridge Program and the City of Portland's general transportation revenue.  The federal contribution totals $3.392 million, and the City's local match totals $388,309. 


The nature of the rehabilitation requires that the bridge be closed for the duration of the project.  However, Macleay Park will remain open, with access provided from Upshur Street.  A pedestrian and vehicular detour will be in effect around the closed bridge; reference the detour maps tab for additional information.

Click below to view construction photos