- Landscape Architecture
- Visual Communications
- Native plants & wildlife habitat
- Stormwater treatment & bioswales
- Wetland restoration
Boeckman Road Coffee Creek Bridge Mayer/Reed 1
The City of Wilsonville, a fast-growing Portland suburb, is committed to protecting and preserving natural resources such as the Coffee Creek wetlands. Boeckman Road and the Coffee Creek Bridge addressed the city’s goals to provide a multi-modal transportation link, preserve and restore a significant wildlife corridor, celebrate Coffee Creek’s natural history and designate a gateway to the community of Villebois.
Mayer/Reed assisted the engineering team in examining alignment alternatives for the roadway, bicycle and pedestrian segments of the future Coffee Lake Trail. Components designed by Mayer/Reed included stormwater swales and landscape elements to enhance both wildlife habitat and the pedestrian experience. The bridge was designed with underpass clearances and connecting vegetative plantings to encourage movement and migration of wildlife.
Interpretive elements at the bridgeheads, also designed by Mayer/Reed, include sculpted bronze pylons highlighting Coffee Creek’s geology and pre-historic flora and fauna. Giant sculpted bronze horsetails, representing ancient flora, are featured in planters that separate the pedestrian/bicycle path from the vehicular lane of the bridge.