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33rd Avenue bridge re-opens

Posted by on January 3rd, 2007 at 4:59 pm

[33rd Ave. Bridge looking
North towards Marine Drive.]
Photo: PDOT

Easy access to the Marine Drive bike path has been restored with the completion of the refurbished 33rd Avenue bridge over NE Lombard Street.

This means cyclists no longer have to take the tricky detour that I wrote about when the bridge was demolished back in March.

According to the official PDOT project update report, the bridge re-opened to traffic on December 22nd. There are no specific bike facilities on the bridge but it has been slightly widened and it provides direct access to Marine Drive. For questions contact Project Manager Paul Gornick at paul[dot]gornick[at]pdxtrans[dot]org.

To learn more about riding in this area, take Aaron Tarfman’s virtual tour.

[Hat tip to Aaron Tarfman and the Shift email list for this story.]

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  • Burr January 3, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    I though bike lanes are required by law when a road is reconstructed?

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  • PFin January 3, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    I think that’s if it’s PDOT, not ODOT.

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  • PFin January 3, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    mmm yeah flip those around mentally, please

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  • Cecil January 3, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Yay! it’s about time!

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  • Ethan January 3, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    I’d be interested to know why the project took so much longer than promised.

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  • Jordan January 3, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    I rode across the bridge about a week ago and it is nice and wide and easy to navigate.

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  • patrick January 4, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    that’s great news!

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