PORTLAND, Ore. -

After getting nearly 10,000 suggestions for the name of Portland's new bridge, officials have announced the winner.

It's Tilikum Crossing, a Chinook word that means people, tribe and relatives.

The bridge that's scheduled to open next year will be Portland's 12th across the Willamette River.

It's unique in that will carry light rail, streetcars, buses, bikes and pedestrians, but be off-limits to private vehicles.

Officials say it will be the only such bridge in the United States.

Historian Chet Orloff chaired the bridge-naming committee. He says the word Tilikum has conveyed the meaning of community for centuries and was chosen because it has meaning for everyone who lives in Oregon.