Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge
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Currently under construction, the Peter Courtney Minto Island Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge (Bridge) will connect downtown Salem to Minto Island and complete a long-standing community vision of connecting three major urban parks, and a network of more than twenty miles of trails via two pedestrian bridges over the Willamette River. Completion of the Bridge and the adjoining multimodal trail (Trail) is the last critical link to Downtown Parks Connections. In 2013, this project was strengthened by the City's acquisition of 307 additional acres of Minto Island where the Bridge will land.
In October 2010, City Council approved a tied arch Bridge design following analysis of several design types and public input. In 2012, OBEC was hired to oversee final design, engineering, and permitting of the Bridge and connecting Trail on Minto Island. In 2014 , the last funding needed for the Bridge and Trail was committed and design and permitting were complete. In January 2015, following a solicitation of bids, a recommendation to award was issued for Legacy Construction. The Groundbreaking Ceremony took place May 21, 2015.
The Minto Bridge and Trail are an adopted FY 13-15 City Council goal and it is identified in several supporting plans and policies, including the Riverfront Downtown Urban Renewal Area Plan, South Waterfront Urban Renewal Area Plan, Comprehensive Park System Master Plan, and the Salem Transportation System Plan (TSP).
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