PSU Students Help Design a New Burnside Bridge Before the Big One Hits. It Could Include a Bat-Signal.
When the Big One hits, the Burnside Bridge will crumble. Debris will crush portions of Naito Parkway, Interstates 5 and 84, the Eastbank Esplanade and Saturday Market. Drawbridge locks will come unhinged, and the bridge will snap in two and collapse into the Willamette River.