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July 2015

Port of Vancouver USA Trail—Connecting the Community

The new segment extends a safe pedestrian route from downtown Vancouver to the Port of Vancouver offices on Lower River Road.

More than 2,000 people are employed at businesses located on Port of Vancouver USA property. Many of these employees use the public transportation system to get to the port headquarters and surrounding businesses. For those travelling from the east, the bus route stops at the intersection of State Route 501 (SR 501) and Fourth Plain Boulevard. From there, workers can continue the remaining half mile on bike or on foot to reach the industrial job center.

A Safe—and Sound—Crossing: The New Boeing North Bridge

The completed Boeing North Bridge in service.

When Boeing identified structural and potential seismic issues on its North Bridge at its Renton, Washington, facility, the company supported the idea of using new technologies to replace the aging structure. As part of the design team, BergerABAM suggested the innovative Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) design.

Strategic Plans—A Game Changer for Ports and Waterways

The Port of Coos Bay would like to grow rail business to help ensure economic stability.

The busiest seaport in Oregon is about to unveil final plans to expand its essential rail and maritime business over the next 20 years. In response to Oregon’s state mandate that ports maintain strategic business plans to leverage their market opportunities and support economic growth, the Port of Coos Bay Board of Commissioners will put the final stamp of approval on a new 20-year strategic plan in July.