Salem, Falls City & Western Bridge - Salem, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member shadow101
N 44° 56.801 W 123° 02.434
10T E 496799 N 4977028
This is now the first pedestrian/bicycle link across the Willamette River in Salem.
Waymark Code: WM6HKY
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 06/07/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member IDIFers
Views: 14

This bridge, originally opened in 1913, was the final link in a spur linking the old Southern Pacific mainline in Salem and the lumber and mining center of Falls City. Over time the line was less used until the right-of-way started to be sold in the 1990s. The City of Salem acquired the bridge for public use in 2005, and the trail opened in May, 2009. The trail continues to Wallace Rd., giving a total length of about half a mile, and there is a spur trail on the west side of the bridge into Wallace Marine Park. Since the opening the trail has been averaging several thousand people crossing the river per day either by foot or bicycle.
Country: US

State/Province/etc.: Oregon

Trail Start (town): Salem

Trail Finish (town): Salem

Trail Surface: Paved

Fees: no

Internet Link(s):

Trail Length: Not Listed

Pack Animals Allowed: Not Listed

Rail-to-Trail Sign: Not listed

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