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Release: June 5, 2013
Contact: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111, email@example.com
Burnside Bridge closed Saturday for Rose Parade
The Burnside Bridge will close to motor vehicle and river traffic on Saturday, June 8 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. for the Portland Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade. TriMet bus lines 12-Sandy, 17-Broadway, 19-Glisan and 20-Burnside will be detoured across the Steel Bridge during the bridge closure. Sidewalks on the bridge will remain open. Alternate river crossings when the Burnside Bridge is closed include the Broadway, Hawthorne and Morrison bridges.
No U.S. Navy vessels will visit Portland this Rose Festival due to federal budget cuts. A smaller than usual Rose Festival Fleet of vessels from the U.S. Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers and the Royal Canadian Navy will dock along the downtown waterfront this week. The last vessel to arrive will be a Coast Guard buoy tender on Friday at about 10 a.m.
Vessels will depart before 6 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and around 9 a.m. on Monday. Several downtown drawbridges – including the Broadway, Burnside, and Steel -- will need to open for ship arrivals and departures. Travelers can avoid delays by choosing a fixed span bridge or a bridge south of the Burnside Bridge.
Multnomah County maintains six Willamette River bridges and 300 miles of roads. For bridge information, visit www.multco.us/bridges. For event information, visit www.rosefestival.org.
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