Tilikum Crossing is the name of the new bridge being built across the Willamette River.
The name was chosen by a Bridge Naming Committee which reviewed nearly 9,500 submissions to find a name that would inspire today and 100 years from now. Tilikum Crossing was chosen unanimously by the committee and means "Bridge of the People". 
The facts and figures of the bridge per Trimet:
- "The bridge has a cable-stayed design, with two piers in the water. A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge that :consists of one or more towers through which cables are strung to support the bridge deck. Cable-stayed bridge :types are efficient at spanning long distances while allowing a reduction of the number of piers in the water. :Such bridges also can be designed with thinner decks than other bridge types, making possible a more transparent :structure and a greater vertical navigation clearance."
- Four-pier cable-stayed bridge type (two piers on land, two in the water at the towers)
- Approximately 1,720 feet in length
- Two towers, each 180 feet high
- Typical width is 75.5 feet; at the towers, the width is 110.5 feet
- Five spans
- Approximately 3.5 miles of cable
- Two 14-feet-wide bicycle and pedestrian paths
As of June 30, 2014, the Eastbank Esplanade path under the Tilikum Crossing bridge opened after a 14-month closure. The path is between OMSI and SE Caruthers Street and features a 14 foot wide path. 
- TriMet Name the Bridge | Accessed 6/29/14
- Maus, Jonathan | TriMet re-opens Esplanade path under Tilikum Bridge | BikePortlang.org | Published 6/30/2014 | Accessed 7/2/2014