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Portland’s aging downtown bridges are not expected to withstand a major earthquake. That is why Multnomah County is taking the lead on making at least one crossing earthquake ready. Located in the heart of downtown, the Burnside Bridge is a regionally established lifeline route across the Willamette River. 


Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge Online Briefing Spring 2018

Join Earthquake Ready Burnside at City Club Friday Forum, July 27th, noon to 1:15pm as we speak with regional experts about what local governments are doing to prepare for an earthquake emergency, what still needs to be done, and actions you can take right now to protect yourself and your family.

Project Status

We started with over 100 earthquake resilient river crossing options. Now, we are down to just over 20 remaining options for further evaluation.

Through two rounds of screening, the list of options has been narrowed down to two groups for further evaluation: Enhanced Seismic Retrofit and Replacement. To learn more about what has been considered, how options will continue to be evaluated and to weigh in, check out the Online Briefing.

Fact Sheet

Burnside Bridge Maintenance Project

We are also doing maintenance on the Burnside Bridge through 2019. The Burnside Bridge Maintenance Project will repair and improve the bridge to keep it safe and working for another 15-20 years.

Questions or Comments? 

Please use this form to contact the project team with any questions or comments or to sign up for project updates.