Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People: Portland's Bridges and a New Icon - Donald MacDonald

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Discover the captivating story behind Portland's innovative landmark, Tilikum Crossing: Bridge of the People. This book takes you on a journey through the history of Portland's bridges, shedding light on the city's reputation as The City of Bridges. Explore the engaging public process that involved diverse stakeholders, from neighborhood associations to environmentalists, resulting in the creation of this unique car-free bridge. Written in a friendly voice, the book showcases 98 original illustrations by the bridge's designer, Donald MacDonald. Learn about the intersection of art, engineering, and community as Tilikum Crossing becomes a new icon in Portland's landscape. Dive into the complexities of bridge design, the city's progressive values, and the collaborative effort that shaped this magnificent addition to Portland's bridge heritage. Whether you're a bridge enthusiast, a Portland resident, or simply curious about innovative infrastructure projects, this book is a must-read. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Tilikum Crossing and gain a deeper appreciation for the interplay between public structures and the communities they serve.

128 pages | ISBN-13 978-0983491774 | 98 color images

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About the Authors

Donald MacDonald is an award-winning architect and the designer of the Tilikum Crossing Bridge. He also designed the east span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge and was the first architect to work on the Golden Gate Bridge since its original construction. With Ira Nadel, he is the co-author of Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon, Bay Bridge: History and Design of a New Icon, and Alcatraz: History and Design of a Landmark. He lives in San Francisco.

Ira Nadel, professor of English at the University of British Columbia, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the recipient of numerous awards and prizes. He has lectured around the world and is the author of a number of books, including biographies of James Joyce, Leonard Cohen, Tom Stoppard, Ezra Pound, David Mamet, and Virginia Woolf. With Donald MacDonald, he co-authored Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of a New Icon, Bay Bridge: History and Design of a New Icon, and Alcatraz: History and Design of a Landmark. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

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