Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge
|Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge|
|Carries||bicycle and pedestrian traffic, steam pipe (no longer used)|
|Other name(s)||Autzen Footbridge|
|Owner||City of Eugene|
|Total length||667 ft (203 m)|
|Width||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|No. of spans||6|
|Piers in water||4|
|Designer||OBEC Consulting Engineers|
The Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, formerly and still informally known as the Autzen Footbridge, is a bicycle and pedestrian bridge across the Willamette River, located in Eugene, Oregon, in the United States. Named after former University of Oregon president David B. Frohnmayer, the bridge connects Alton Baker Park and Autzen Stadium.
The bridge was originally proposed in 1970 by the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) to carry steam between EWEB's steam plant and a commercial greenhouse near Autzen Stadium. The river's bedrock deterred installing a buried pipe. In proposing a bridge, EWEB offered the university and Lane County the option of incorporating a pedestrian bridge if they paid the extra cost.
The bridge is often used for walking to University of Oregon sporting events.
- "Bicycles in Cities: The Eugene Experience". Eugene, Oregon: Bikeways Oregon. 1981. pp. 9–12. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
- Russo, Edward (September 15, 2009). "Popular river crossing renamed: A bridge near UO takes the name of the former university president and his wife". The Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon. p. B1. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
- Media related to Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge at Wikimedia Commons
- Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, University of Oregon Libraries