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Hawthorne Bridge sidewalk will be closed on Saturday

Posted by on July 30th, 2008 at 9:47 am

A special event will close the south sidewalk/bikeway of the Hawthorne Bridge from 6am to 7pm this Saturday (8/2). See full details in press release from Multnomah County below:

Red Bull event to close Hawthorne Bridge sidewalk and traffic lane on Saturday

The south sidewalk of the Hawthorne Bridge and an eastbound traffic lane will be closed from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm this Saturday, August 2 to accommodate the Red Bull Flugtag event. The event takes place from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on the west side of the Willamette River between the Hawthorne Bridge and RiverPlace.

The bridge sidewalk closure will allow a viewing area to be created for the event, in which teams launch non-powered flying machines from a barge in the Willamette River on the south side of the bridge. One traffic lane will remain open in both directions, as well as the north sidewalk, during the event. The closure will not impact river traffic.

Multnomah County maintains the Hawthorne Bridge and more than 300 miles of roads and bridges.

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  • John Russell July 30, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Will anything be done to accommodate eastbound cyclists?

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  • peejay July 31, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    This sort of thing happened during the Obama rally back in May. I was on my way there, started to give a hard time to a rong-way rider, and realized he was forced onto the North side of the bridge.

    They could handle it better, I think, and should, because Flugtag is gonna be big with bikers.

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