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Saturday, April 13, 2019

TILIKUM CROSSING, Bridge of the People, Portland OR

Fig. 1     (02-06-2011)
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Fig. 2     (03-24-2013)
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Fig. 3   (01-05-2014)
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Fig. 4     (03-15-2014)
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Fig. 5     (03-15-2014)
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Fig. 6     (03-15-2014)

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Fig. 7     (03-15-2014)

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Fig. 8     (04-07-2014)
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Fig. 9    (10-03-2015)

Fig. 10     (10-03-2015)
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Fig. 11     (12-03-2016)     

Fig. 12     (12-03-2016)

Fig. 13     (12-03-2016)

Fig. 14     (03-30-2019)

Fig. 15     (03-30-2019)

Fig. 16     (03-30-2019)

Fig. 17     (03-30-2019)

Fig. 18    (09-19-2015)

Fig. 19     (09-19-2015)


Fig. 1     This picture predates the construction of the Tilikum Crossing. It shows an unobstructed view (No Tilikum Crossing) downriver - peering through the frame of the Ross Island Bridge, all the way to the Marquam Bridge. An interesting aside, Mr. Thompson, pictured in the leading kayak, will proceed downriver from this point and in about an hour or so, snap a picture that will place in the Oregonian's travel photo contest.

Fig. 2     Construction of the bridge began in June 2011, so by the time this picture was taken, work on the foundational bridge piers had been underway for two years.

Fig. 7     In January 2014, Tri-Met presented four candidate names for public commentary;

Abigail Scott Duniway (to honor an Oregon pioneer suffragist)
Cascadia Crossing (to reflect the bridge's location)
Tillicum Crossing  (to honor indigenous Chinook people - Tillicum means people, tribe, and relatives in Chinook jargon)
Wy'east (the original name of Mt. Hood)

In April of 2014, after theoretically listening to public input, Tri-Met chose Tilikum Crossing Transit Bridge, Bridge of the People (with the spelling of Tilikum preferred by Chinookans.)
(This information is taken from Wikipedia)

Fig. 10     The bridge opened for general use September 12, 2015

Fig. 18     The bridge as it appeared one week after opening.

Fig.19      The bridge with its specially designed aesthetic lighting system engaged. The colors change based on the Willamette's speed, depth, and temperature.

1 comment:

  1. I love this. The gray scale images are especially effective.


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