TriMet is building the first bridge over the Willamette River in 40 years. Learn how a cable-stayed bridge works and how engineers chose a bridge design that minimizes impacts to river habitat and river users. Lab time is supplemented with a walk outside to view nearby bridge construction from the river bank.
This program takes place in the Physics Lab in the Turbine Exhibit Hall, but might be influenced by weather conditions. Combine this program with a field trip to the museum.
A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registrations. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or
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