Phase 1 includes more than ten bridge structures - where the bypass crosses over creeks, wetlands, railroads, or travels over or under other local roads. Some bridge structures will be seen by only bypass drivers or only the local community. Some structures will be highly visible to all – local travelers, bypass traffic, and nearby residences and businesses.
Community input has helped inform the design of visual elements for Bypass bridges, including unique elements for the structures over OR 99W in Dundee and along south Newberg.
Corridor Theme: Meandering River and Rolling Hills
With input from the Yamhill County Parkway Committee, a corridor theme was designed that was applied, as possible, to bridges along the Bypass to help maintain a consistent look and feel.
The theme includes an open form for bridge structures, which allows views for drivers under the structure and provides opportunities for smooth transitions into the surroundings. A “meandering river” concrete relief is stamped into the concrete railing and an ornamental “rolling hills” design is used where screening is required. Initial concepts are shown to the right. The concepts may be refined as they are implemented.
|Bridges above the Bypass: Bridges will have consistent design along the Bypass, with a river relief stamped into the concrete rails and a rolling hill design where screening is required.|
Newberg Area: Trees and Hills
ODOT met with a focus group of community representatives and held a public open house to inform the design of the bypass bridge structure that will pass along the neighborhood in south Newberg.
Dundee Area: Artistic Red Hills
ODOT met with a focus group of community representatives and held a public open house to inform the design of the bypass bridge structure that will go over the railroad and OR 99W south of Dundee.
|The bridge over OR 99W in Dundee: The new bridge over the railroad tracks and OR 99W will feature a metal river sculpture and artistic elements that evoke the red hills of Dundee. Concepts are being further refined.|