I-5 Pedestrian Bridge

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The City plans to construct a pedestrian bridge over I-5 and a gateway plaza at its east landing in the Wilsonville Town Center. The pedestrian bridge will provide a critical east/west connection between the proposed Emerald Chain, a greenway that meanders through Town Center, and neighborhoods and the regional trail system to the west of I-5. The gateway plaza will provide a gathering space and gateway into the Wilsonville Town Center.

The bridge design will be highly visible to passing motorists, serving as a regional landmark in the heart of Wilsonville. Driving north on I-5, the bridge will mark the threshold of the Portland Metropolitan area, one of the first placemaking elements a traveler will experience after crossing the Willamette River. For travelers going south, the bridge will be the gateway to the Willamette Valley’s rich agricultural land and rural communities.

In March, the City concluded the first round of public outreach for the project. We conducted an open house in February where over 50 attendees participated in activities centered on the design of the bridge. We also released an online survey for the community to provide feedback and ideas regarding the design of the bridge. Nearly 150 people contributed design ideas to the project by taking the survey.Click here to review a summary of the input from this round of outreach.

We are now taking the input about what you consider the most important elements in the project and working on refining the Design Concept for the bridge and plaza to incorporate these ideas. There will be future opportunities in the coming months to provide additional input as bridge and gateway plaza designs are developed.

Stay tuned for updates!



The City plans to construct a pedestrian bridge over I-5 and a gateway plaza at its east landing in the Wilsonville Town Center. The pedestrian bridge will provide a critical east/west connection between the proposed Emerald Chain, a greenway that meanders through Town Center, and neighborhoods and the regional trail system to the west of I-5. The gateway plaza will provide a gathering space and gateway into the Wilsonville Town Center.

The bridge design will be highly visible to passing motorists, serving as a regional landmark in the heart of Wilsonville. Driving north on I-5, the bridge will mark the threshold of the Portland Metropolitan area, one of the first placemaking elements a traveler will experience after crossing the Willamette River. For travelers going south, the bridge will be the gateway to the Willamette Valley’s rich agricultural land and rural communities.

In March, the City concluded the first round of public outreach for the project. We conducted an open house in February where over 50 attendees participated in activities centered on the design of the bridge. We also released an online survey for the community to provide feedback and ideas regarding the design of the bridge. Nearly 150 people contributed design ideas to the project by taking the survey.Click here to review a summary of the input from this round of outreach.

We are now taking the input about what you consider the most important elements in the project and working on refining the Design Concept for the bridge and plaza to incorporate these ideas. There will be future opportunities in the coming months to provide additional input as bridge and gateway plaza designs are developed.

Stay tuned for updates!