The top four names under consideration for the new transit bridge under construction over the Willamette River, downtown, have historic and cultural significance. They are Abigail Scott Duniway, a pioneer activist in the right for women to vote in Oregon; Cascadia Crossing, for the Pacific Northwest’s Cascade Mountains; and Tillicum Crossing and Wy’east, two names rooted in Native American history and language.
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Bridge name finalists rooted in cultural significance
After a fierce search for the right name for the new light rail bridge under construction over the Willamette River, a committee of 10 has finally narrowed the list of possibilities to four names that meet criteria for cultural and geographic significance.