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Best Public Transit Bridge in America? / trip over Tilikum Crossing

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Portland boasts many fine bridges which span the Willamette River, and Tilikum Crossing is no exception. Named after the local Chinook word for people, and opened to the public in 2015, Tilikum Crossing was the first new bridge built in the region since 1973’s Fremont Bridge, and it’s notable for being the first major American bridge to be designed for public transit, bicyclists, and pedestrians—but not automobiles.

Season 6, Episode 2

Essential Life with Jared is a vlog series all about adventure in Portland & the Pacific Northwest…and discovering wonder and meaning in the every day. It’s about finding your own way and never walking somebody else’s path. It’s about living a creative life which expresses what’s uniquely you.


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