Portland, Oregon: Tilikum Crossing By Derek Anderson, Joel Anderson, 2021
- Portland, Oregon: Tilikum Crossing
Take a stroll down Tilikum Crossing, also called the Bridge of the People. This structure is an impressive cable-stayed bridge across the Willamette River in the city of Portland, Oregon. The bridge was designed by TriMet, the Portland metropolitan area's regional transit authority, for its MAX Orange Line light rail passenger trains. But it’s not just light rail trains that use this bridge. The bridge also services city buses and the Portland Streetcar, as well as bicycles, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles. To keep congestion low, private cars and trucks are not permitted on the bridge. Not only is the bridge aesthetic and visually stunning in its design, it also serves to incentivize locals and visitors alike to use public transportation, walk, jog, or bicycle. Tilikum Crossing is the first major bridge in the U.S. that was designed to allow access to transit vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians but not cars. Construction began in 2011, and the bridge was officially opened on September 12, 2015. In homage to Native American civilizations, the bridge was named after the local Chinook word for “people.” To celebrate the bridge and all that it stands for, Anderson Design Group poster artists rendered this artwork in the classic style of the early-20th century. You can order this lovely design as an art print, canvas, framed print, metal sign, or as a set of notecards or postcards. You can also order the print as a framed poster, or a mini canvas. To learn more about Portland travel adventures and must-sees, be sure to check out the website for Visit Portland.