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Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge

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Crosses  Willamette River
Other name(s)  Autzen Footbridge
No. of spans  6
Total length  203 m
Material  Concrete
Owner  City of Eugene
Locale  Eugene, Oregon
Width  14 feet (4.3 m)
Opened  1970
Location  Eugene
Body of water  Willamette River
Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge
Carries  bicycle and pedestrian traffic, steam pipe (no longer used)
Address  Willamette River,, Eugene, OR 97401, United States
Similar  Willamette River, Peter DeFazio Bridge, Knickerbocker Bicycle Bridge, Alton Baker Park, Ferry Street Bridge

The Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, formerly and still informally known as the Autzen Footbridge, is a bicycle and pedestrian bridge across the Willamette River, located in Eugene, Oregon, in the United States. Named after former University of Oregon president David B. Frohnmayer, the bridge connects Alton Baker Park and Autzen Stadium.

The bridge was originally proposed in 1970 by the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) to carry steam between EWEB's steam plant and a commercial greenhouse near Autzen Stadium. The river's bedrock deterred installing a buried pipe. In proposing a bridge, EWEB offered the university and Lane County the option of incorporating a pedestrian bridge if they paid the extra cost.

The bridge is often used for walking to University of Oregon sporting events.

References

Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Wikipedia


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