PORTLAND — From some 9,500 entries, the TriMet naming committee released its short list of four finalists for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge on Wednesday. They are: The Abigail Scott Duniway Transit Bridge, Cascadia Crossing, Tillicum Crossing and the Wy’East Transit Bridge.
“We selected these names because they reflect aspects of this region’s unique history, values and communicates the importance of community connections, both through transit and a shared history now and for generations to come,” said Chet Orloff, Director Emeritus of the Oregon Historical Society. He’s a 22-year member of the Oregon Geographic Names Board.
A third grader from Vernon Elementary School offered up the Wy’East name. Luke Hendrickson was delighted that his choice is one of the final ones.
The public can comment on the short list through March 1st before a final name will be chosen in April. The bridge will open in September 2015.