About us

Wilsonville-French Prairie Bridge Campaign

We are a group of residents of Wilsonville and the surrounding area, including members of local advocacy groups and small business owners.  We walk, bicycle, drive, live, and work in and around Wilsonville.  We believe the City has a high standard of livability and is uniquely placed at the nexus of the Portland Metro area and the central Willamette Valley, which leads to many business and recreation opportunities.

We are interested in affiliating with non-political groups in and around Wilsonville representing cyclists, walkers, business owners and residents.  Please use the 'Contact Us' link to submit a contact request.

About the French Prairie Bridge

The proposed bridge would be designed to provide a safe passage for pedestrians and bicyclists as well as to allow emergency-services vehicles to respond promptly when an incident has closed I-5 to traffic. The French Prairie Bridge will be engineered to allow emergency vehicles like fire trucks, ambulances and tow trucks to cross over and respond to incidents when I-5 is closed in the vicinity of the Boone Bridge. 

The bridge will link the metro regional Tonquin Trail with the Champoeg Trail, and to the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. It would attract tourism to the city and help support businesses in Old Town and other areas.

The proposed location of the French Prairie Bridge is at the historic site of Boones Ferry, which operated from 1847 to 1954. The bridge will permit safe passage across the Willamette River for both bicyclists and pedestrians, who otherwise risk personal safety if they try to cross over the heavily trafficked I-5 Boone Bridge. 

Follow the links above for more information.  The image at the top of the page is a conceptual image of the bridge and location. The actual design, if there is one, will be different.