Multnomah County is undertaking a feasibility study to evaluate options for creating a resilient Burnside crossing of the Willamette River that will withstand a major earthquake.

Upcoming Events & Meetings:

Policy Group Meeting #2

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Board Room (1st floor)

Learn More!

Earthquake Ready Overview. To take us across the river for another hundred years, the Burnside Bridge needs an upgrade.

Burnside Lifeline Corridor. The Burnside corridor, including the Burnside Bridge, serves as a regional emergency transportation route designated to be operational after a disaster.  

Emergency Response. Portland Fire & Rescue frequently uses the Burnside Bridge for daily emergency response -- fire, traffic accidents, and medical emergencies. In the event of a major earthquake, a reliable, central river crossing becomes even more critical to Portland’s emergency responders.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Learn more about how to develop an emergency plan for your family and other resources to be better prepared for an earthquake.

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