National Steel Bridge Alliance

Peter Courtney Minto Island Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge

National Award Winner—Special Purpose

The Peter Courtney Minto Island Pedestrian bridge is a 300-ft-long, tied-arch structure that links Riverfront Park with Minto Island in Salem, Ore. The structure blends seamlessly into the surrounding environment while providing trail access for outdoor enthusiasts.

“The inclined arches are a unique solution to a long-span tied arch. The innovative approach to the arch ties provided a slender, aesthetically pleasing structure,” said Michael Culmo, PE, CME Engineering.

“The bridge's elegant, open profile blends seamlessly into the surrounding park,” added Dominique Shannon, PE, Kansas Department of Transportation, a judge in the competition.

Prize Bridge Information

  • Year Awarded: 2018
  • Location: Salem, OR
  • Award Class: Special Purpose
  • Designer/EOR: OBEC Consulting Engineers
  • Owner: City of Salem
  • General Contractor: Legacy Contracting, Inc.