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Release: July 8, 2013
Mike Pullen, Multnomah County Communications Office, 503-209-4111, email@example.com
Julie Gustafson, Portland Streetcar, 503-242-0084, firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekend Broadway Bridge closures in July for inspections
The Broadway Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles on several weekends in July for a routine inspection. The bridge will reopen each evening after work is completed. Inspections are performed every two years, as required by federal rules.
Bridge sidewalks will remain open for pedestrians and bicyclists. Sidewalk users may be delayed a few minutes while inspection equipment is repositioned. The closures will not impact river traffic.
Bridge closures are scheduled:
- July 13 – 14, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- July 20 – 21, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- July 27 – 28, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (if needed)
NW Lovejoy will remain open for eastbound traffic to access the NW Broadway Ramp southbound into downtown. NW Broadway will be closed on the north side of NW Irving to allow traffic to enter and exit Union Station. TriMet’s 17-Holgate/Broadway bus route will detour to the Steel Bridge while the Broadway Bridge is closed.
Portland Streetcar CL Line service will continue during the bridge closures. Streetcars will run on the east side from N Broadway/N Weidler and N Ross to OMSI and back, as well as along 10th and 11th Avenues downtown. A bus bridge will shuttle streetcar riders across the Steel Bridge from the N Broadway and N Ross streetcar stop, continuing on NW Glisan to NW 10th Avenue and then north along the streetcar line to NW 10th and NW Northrup. Buses will then pick up passengers at NW 11th and NW Marshall and continue along the streetcar route to NW 11th and NW Everett where they will turn and cross the Steel Bridge, returning to the N Weidler and N Ross stop. NS Line service will not be impacted. For Streetcar information, visit www.portlandstreetcar.org.
Multnomah County maintains the Broadway Bridge and 300 miles of roads and bridges. For more information, visit www.multco.us/bridges.
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