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Minto Island Bridge opens to the public

OBEC’s Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge in Salem, Oregon, opened today. Mayor Chuck Bennett thanked OBEC during his speech, commending the design team for coming up with such a beautiful design, while Senator Peter Courtney (for whom the bridge is named, and who has championed the Minto and Union Street bridges for more than 40 years), commended the bridge for connecting communities.

OBEC led the design of a new 500-foot-long iconic pedestrian bridge and 6,000 feet of trail to connect downtown Salem in Riverfront Park to Minto-Brown Island Park. This connection provides South Salem commuters with a car-free connection into downtown and contiguous access to more than 1,000 acres and 20 miles of trail.