Portland Aerial Tram

Category Public / Civic
Location Portland, OR
Owner City of Portland DOT
Architect AGPS Architecture, Inc
Eng Arup
GC Kiewit Pacific

This project consisted of a $45 million, 3,300-foot long aerial tram between the Portland South Waterfront and Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. The aerial tram travels between 200-foot towers and consists of three steel structures with unusual geometry, complex weld joints and high performance coatings.  Inspections include reinforced concrete, epoxy grouted anchor, expansion anchors, structural steel fabrication and erection, ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle testing, dye penetrant testing and coatings.