First Lights On Tilikum Crossing
Wes and Dotty Weber
Photograph - Photography
The Tilikum Crossing bridge is fitted with LED lights that will change colors depending on the temperature, depth and flow of the river. The base color is determined by the water's temperature. The timing and intensity of the base color's changes, moving the light across the bridge, are determined by the river's speed. A secondary color pattern is determined by the river's depth, that changes on the two towers and the suspension cables. It currently is the largest bridge in the US that is only open to pedestrians, bicycles and the transit train.
Construction began in 2011 and was opened on September 12, 2015. The name Tilikum comes from the local Chinook Native American's word for people. The Tilikum Crossing was the first new bridge to be opened across the Willamette River in the Portland metropolitan area since 1973.
November 1st, 2019
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