Fleet Week Bridge Lifts Expected Next Week

Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue

June 02, 2023 09:20


Visiting Fleet Week ships begin arriving on Tuesday, June 6th this year and commuters should expect bridge lifts and associated delays affecting the following bridges:  Broadway, Steel, and Burnside. 

  1. Tuesday, June 6:  2 ship arrivals with lifts between 2:00-4:00pm
  2. Wednesday, June 7:  1 ship arrival with lifts between 2:00-4:00pm
  3. Thursday, June 8:  7 ship arrivals with lifts between 2:00-6:00pm.
  4. Monday, June 12:  Ship departures to begin at 7:00am and lasting until Noon.


These times are estimates and subject to change.  Real time updates to bridge lifts will be sent out on the Portland Fire & Rescue Twitter page by PF&R Harbor Master as ships are transiting upriver and arrival times are more accurate.  These tweets will be made on the afternoons of the arrival days. 

*Further information will be available during the Fleet Week Media event for the Wednesday and Thursday bridge lifts.  Information about this event was sent out in a separate Press Release.

For questions about Fleet Week activities, contact: 

Sean Whalen, Portland Fire & Rescue Harbor Master 




For questions about Multnomah County bridges, contact:

Sarah Hurwitz, Multnomah County Transportation Public Information Officer