Willamette River Bridge Project
Willamette River Bridge Project
Portland Streetcar Loop
Photo: Portland Streetcar Inc.
Portland Streetcar Loop
Eugene Water & Electric Board Roosevelt Operations Center
Photo: PIVOT Architecture
Eugene Water & Electric Board Roosevelt Operations Center
New High School in Redmond
Photo: Dull Olson Weekes Architects
New High School in Redmond

5. Willamette River Bridge Project

PROJECT COST: $160 Million

Started: June 2009
Target Completion: December 2013
Owner: ODOT
Design Firm: OBEC
GC/CM: Hamilton Construction
Civil Engineer: OBEC
Subcontractors: Staton Demolition; Manske Rebar; Slayden Construction

The first step of this massive undertaking included demolition of two bridges that connected Eugene and Springfield, with 30 million lbs of debris recycled. Following that, two, approximately 2,000-ft long bridges will be constructed. The main span of the Willamette River is comprised of two, 400-ft-long deck arches with 1,300 linear ft of cast-in-place, posttensioned haunched box girder bridge founded on 8-ft dia drilled shafts.

6. Portland Streetcar Loop

PROJECT COST: $103 Million

Started: Summer 2009
Target Completion: Early 2012
Owner: Portland Streetcar Inc.
Design Firm: URS
CM/GC: Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.
Owner’s Rep.: Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Inc.
Subcontractors: Nutter Corp.; Werbin West Contracting; Tice Electric Co.; Mowat Construction Co.; Hamilton Construction; Elcon Corp.

The project will extend service on Portland’s popular streetcar for another 3.3 mi, adding 28 new stops and bringing service from the Pearl District in northwest Portland across the Broadway Bridge over to the east side to reach the Lloyd Center and OMSI. Work includes the track plus a new 10,000-sq-ft maintenance facility for the streetcars. The track is concrete encased within 8-ft lanes cut into the existing roadways. Crews are constructing the project in three-block sections to minimize the impact to local traffic.

7. Eugene Water & Electric Board Roosevelt Operations Center

PROJECT COST: $83.5 Million

Started: August 2008 (site work)
Target Completion: Fall 2010
Owner: Eugene Water & Electric Board
Design Firm: PIVOT Architecture
GC/CM: Lewis Crutcher Lewis Builds Co.
Engineers: Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers
Landscape: Satre Associates
Subcontractors: Oregon Electric Group; Hydro Temp Mechanical Inc.

This electric and water operations center, comprised of concrete tilt-up structures, also houses a warehouse, vehicle shop, covered vehicle storage and materials storage yard. The structure will replace 50-year-old facilities. Pursuing LEED certification, the project includes a bioswale to treat storm water, on-site wastewater treatment, solar water heating and a photovoltaic power array. More than a third of the 52-acre site is dedicated to wetlands.

8. New High School in Redmond

PROJECT COST: $80 Million ($61.8M construction)

Started: September 2009
Target Completion: September 2012
Owner: Redmond School District
Design Firm: Dull Olson Weekes Architects
General Contractor: Skanska USA Building Inc.
Engineers: WH Pacific; Froelich Consulting Engineers; MFIA Inc. Consulting Engineers

Redmond’s new 277,000-sq-ft high school, pursuing LEED gold, will be a combination of one- and two-story buildings with a gym, theater and athletic fields. Nine small learning communities are located on two floors to the east end of the structure featuring clusters of classrooms, shared flex space and small group rooms to encourage team teaching. Unique aspects of the Career Tech Education program include a student-run teaching restaurant and a medical/dental lab.