Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on June 29th, 2007 at 1:58 pm
during a recent bike parade.
Because of a tricky construction project on the Burnside Bridge, Multnomah County officials have decided to close the entire span to cars for three weeks in July.
And according to Mike Pullen from their Public Affairs Office, the bridge will remain open to bicycles and pedestrians only for the duration of the closure.
So mark your calendars for three weeks of car-free bridge-riding! There’s already talk of a party and maybe the Breakfast on the Bridges crew could make an appearance!?
Pullen says the closure
is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 9thwill begin July 16th and it will go through the end of the month August 6th.
But be aware that due to the 45,000 vehicles that usually cross the bridge on a typical day, traffic will be heavier than usual on alternate routes (like the Broadway Bridge).
[Thanks to Todd Boulanger for the tip!]