Tilikum Crossing

United States
December 2, 2016 7:35pm CST
Here's the live view from allclassical.org's broadcasting station. It's Portland, Oregon's newest bridge the Tilikum Crossing (Bridge of the People). No cars or trucks are allowed on this bridge. It is the first major bridge of its kind in the U.S."designed to allow access to transit vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians but not cars."; read more about it on Wikipedia. I just wanted to share this.
This real-time video stream captures the “observatory view” from All Classical Portland, all day and all night, providing a live feed of the river and Tilikum Crossing, just as your favorite hosts see it when they’re speaking over the airwaves. The Tili-Ca
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@LadyDuck (157241)
• Switzerland
3 Dec 16
It is surprising that such a big bridge is only made for cyclists and pedestrians.
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• United States
4 Dec 16
Yes, it surprised me too, but Portland likes to emphasize and promote transportation modes other than automobiles.
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@LadyDuck (157241)
• Switzerland
4 Dec 16
@blitzfrick I surely understand that it would be great to have less cars around, but when you need to speed to work or to go out for shopping walking is not an option.
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• United States
4 Dec 16
@LadyDuck Of the 12 bridges across the Willamette river into downtown Portland, this is the only one that doesn't allow automobiles. Buses and light rail are used on all twelve. I'm retired so I can't say whether autos being restricted from this new bridge causes an inconvenience. It's popular with bicyclists, though. The light rail that uses the bridge doesn't go all the way downtown but stops at the university. It does connect with other mass transit that goes downtown.
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