- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Members of the Salem City Council are considering naming a new pedestrian bridge for the president of the Oregon State Senate, Peter Courtney, a former council member.

The Salem Statesman Journal (https://stjr.nl/1wxkXDK ) reports the bridge would connect the city’s Willamette River waterfront park to a park on Minto-Brown Island.

Mayor Anna Peterson convened a committee to possible names, and it has recommended Courtney’s.

Courtney, a Democrat, is in his sixth term as Senate president. He was on the council from 1974 to 1980, when a riverfront plan set out the idea of connecting parks with pedestrian access.

Construction of the 304-foot bridge is expected to begin next summer and be complete in 2016 at a cost of $10 million.


Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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