Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge

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Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge
Autzen Footbridge.jpg
Coordinates 44°03′05″N 123°04′17″W / 44.0515°N 123.0714°W / 44.0515; -123.0714Coordinates: 44°03′05″N 123°04′17″W / 44.0515°N 123.0714°W / 44.0515; -123.0714
Carries bicycle and pedestrian traffic, steam pipe (no longer used)
Crosses Willamette River
Locale Eugene, Oregon
Other name(s) Autzen Footbridge
Owner City of Eugene
Characteristics
Material concrete
Total length 667 ft (203 m)
Width 14 ft (4.3 m)
No. of spans 6
Piers in water 4
History
Designer OBEC Consulting Engineers
Construction cost $175,000
Opened 1970[citation needed]
Statistics
Toll none
Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge is located in Eugene OR
Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge
Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge
Location in Eugene OR
Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge is located in Oregon
Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge
Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge
Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge (Oregon)
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The Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, formerly and still informally known as the Autzen Footbridge,[2] 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.[2]

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.[1]

The bridge is often used for walking to University of Oregon sporting events.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Bicycles in Cities: The Eugene Experience". Eugene, Oregon: Bikeways Oregon. 1981. pp. 9–12. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 

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