Project Status

      as of September 1, 2014


  • The corrugated steel deck planks and south ped rail has been installed. Now, Cascade Bridge is working on deck paving, sidewalk installation, and north ped rail installation. The bridge and stairs from the bridge to the park below are still closed. Please follow the detour signs to make your way around the bridge. Lower Macleay park remains open with access provided from NW Upshur Street. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of September 2014.


  • The project contractor is Cascade Bridge, LLC


  • TriMet is using vans to temporarily replace Line 15 bus service between NW Gordon and NW 23rd .  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.

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