Portland, Ore., is giving new meaning to the term "multimodal" by building a bridge that ONLY serves pedestrians, bicyclists, and light rail. Designed by San Francisco's Donald McDonald, the Tilikum Crossing spans the Willamette River. It is scheduled for completion next year.

Fact Sheet (according to TriMet, Portland's transportation agency)

  • Four-pier cable-stayed bridge type (two piers on land, two in the water at the towers)
  • Approximately 1,720 feet in length
  • Two towers, each 180 feet high
  • Typical width is 75.5 feet; at the towers, the width is 110.5 feet
  • Five spans
  • Approximately 3.5 miles of cable
  • Two 14-foot-wide bicycle and pedestrian paths

Read More about the project in this profile from The Atlantic CityLab by Brian Libby.