USCG Seeking Portland Bridge Input

The US Coast Guard is asking the public to weigh in on any navigation issues related to the proposed Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge project in Portland, Ore.

The new seismic-friendly bridge would replace the current Burnside Highway Bridge on the Willamette River, at river mile 12.4, in Multnomah County.

The public has until Jan. 17 to submit input on “the proposed bridge’s ability to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.” Multnomah County has created a navigation impact report for the project. That data will factor into the Coast Guard’s preliminary navigation determination.

Submissions may be sent to Commander (dpw), Thirteenth Coast Guard District, 915 2nd Ave, Rm 3510, Seattle, Wash., or via email at or by calling 206-220-7282.

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By Karen Robes Meeks