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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.

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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And Then There Was 4

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.