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Park Place Bridge

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Park Place Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on November 2, 2009

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Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Clackamas River on Abandoned 82nd Ave. Bike Path
Location
Gladstone, Clackamas County, Oregon
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1921, Abandoned 1977, Restored for pedestirans 1986
Builder
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, South Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
Design
The Park Place Bridge is a 385-foot bridge consisting of a 220-foot long Parker through truss and two sets of timber trestles at each approach. The bridge was built in 1921 by the Oregon State Highway Department and served as a major auto connection between Oregon City and Gladstone until 1977 when the bridge was closed.
In 1986 the bridge was converted into a multi-use pedestrian/bicycle bridge and served this purpose until 2006 when an arson fire destroyed a portion of the south approach. After the repairs where completed by Mowat Construction the bridge reopened to pedestrians and bicycles in November 2008.
(Source: Bicycle Transportation Alliance, 2009)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 220.0 ft.
Total length: 385.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Also called
82nd Avenue Pedestrian Bridge
Clackamas River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.37854, -122.58421   (decimal degrees)
45°22'43" N, 122°35'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/532554/5025086 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gladstone
Average daily traffic
50
Inventory number
BH 29867 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 53 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • November 17, 2009: Updated by Michael Goff: Fixed GPS Coords.
  • November 5, 2009: Updated by Michael Goff: updated information

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Park Place Bridge
Posted April 11, 2017, by Heidi (bigredumpire [at] aol [dot] com)

Last update on Park Place Bridge appears to be from 2009.

Based on the location on the map and the comment regarding old 82nd, I believe this bridge following an odd intersection between 82nd and E Clackamas Blvd at at Columbia ave now is open to auto traffic and connects to the overpass crossing hwy 205 that becomes Redland Rd which turns into hwy 213 as you travel south southeast out of Oregon City towards Molalla and Silverton.

The improvements to allow Park Place bride to accommodate vehicles in addition to pedestrian traffic were made during, becoming part of, the Redland Road Overcrossing Project aka 'Jughandle' Project, and opened to auto traffic in 2013/14. Crossing from the N side of the river, Gladstone/SE Portland, via 82nd is virtually seamless, while crossing hwy 205 to reach Park Place Bridge from Oregon City, hwy 213, is a bit more difficult as it is not marked and all indications remain that you must merge onto 205 and use the the 205 bridge just North and then exit at Sunnyside/SunnyBrooke or 82nd in order to cross the Willamette river.