Monthly Work Party
Thursday Sept 1st, 9AM to Noon
Gabriel Park Community Gardens
SW Trails regular monthly first Thursday Work Party for Thursday September 1st will at Gabriel Park. Continue reading
COMPOSITE “T” BEAM BRIDGE DECK ON TIMBER TOWERS
by Robert E. Eby, P.E.
A unique bridge deck design consisting of reinforced concrete roadway slabs supported by creosoted timber stringers, with a shear connection between the concrete and timber to give composite action of the ”T” beam construction, was developed by the Oregon State Highway Department (1) in 1932. Two viaducts using this new design concept were built on Fourth Street (now Barbur Boulevard) in Portland in 1934. Both viaducts are in service (1988) and carrying more traffic than at the time they were constructed. Continue reading
Wilson Work Party on our trail part of the Wilson Campus on Saturday August 27 from 9 am to noon on the north side of the campus. Continue reading
Multnomah Days Parade – next Saturday (August 20)!
Join in the fun of Multnomah Days, join our ranks as we display the SWTrails Banner in the Multnomah Days Parade. We will begin lining up at 9:30, Hans Steuch, our parade master will have the banner in the line on SW 39th. Walking in this come one and all parade is a great way to have some fun. Children, dogs, pet pigs and chickens all welcome. Continue reading
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at 9:00 am
The September walk will be led by Don Baack. We will meet at Wilson High School and walk to Lake Oswego on Trail 6 going through Marshall Park and Tryon Creek Park. The walk will be about 7 miles with 300 feet elevation gain. From the Lake Oswego Safeway on 4th St. we will take Tri Met back to Wilson High School. Bring a bus ticket. Continue reading
Thursday August 4, 2016, 9AM to Noon
4T Trail by Hwy 26 Zoo Exit
SW Trails regular monthly first Thursday Work Party for August 4th 9AM to Noon will be on the 4T trail (Marquam trail) where it heads up from Highway 26 Zoo exit towards Patton Street. As always we will be guided by Parks Lands Stewardship folks. We will be doing tread work, steps installation, maybe a switchback rebuild and brushing. Continue reading