Portland’s newest bridge in 42 years, Tilikum Crossing, opened with great fanfare Sept. 12 to rail, bicycle, bus and pedestrian traffic; auto traffic is not allowed on the new structure.
“Tilikum” is a Chinook word meaning people, tribe or family. The span’s nickname is “Bridge of the People.”
A new local ministry prayer coalition called PDX Prays took advantage of the opportunity to hold a prayerwalk for the city that day. Participants gathered at nearby Waterfront Four-square Church on the west side of the Willamette River to start the walk, cross over the stunning 1,720-foot span and then come back for reports and more prayer.
Among those taking part were Lynn Hare (shown on the first page of this web site touching the bridge railing as she beseeched God to do a fresh work in the Rose City) and James Autry, executive diretor of the Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest.
For more information on the Portland-area prayer coalition and its ongoing events, go to www.pdxprays.