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New TriMet bridge named Tilikum Crossing

TriMet announced the new Portland bridge over the Willamette River will be called Tilikum Crossing. The name is a tribute to the indigenous people who once crossed the Willamette River’s waters and use the Chinook Wawa language. “Tilikum” means “people” and, over time, it has also come to be used to describe friends. The $134 million cable-stayed bridge is the first span built over the Willamette in Portland since the Fremont Bridge opened in 1973.