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Broadway Bridge closed to all crossings for much of Sunday

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Sunset on Broadway Bridge-1
Not an option Sunday.
(Photo by J.Maus/BikePortland)

Portland’s northernmost downtown bridge will be closed for repairs Sunday, blocking auto, bike, skate and streetcar traffic alike.

Here’s the county’s press release:

The Broadway Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles and sidewalk traffic on Sunday, November 24 from 7:30 a.m. until as late as 5 p.m. while crews make a repair to the lift span. The work will require the drawbridge to be in the open position much of the day. The closure will not impact river traffic.

TriMet’s 17-Holgate/Broadway bus route will detour to the Steel Bridge while the Broadway Bridge is closed. The Steel Bridge is also the best alternate crossing for bicyclists and pedestrians.

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Portland Streetcar CL Line service will continue during the bridge closure. 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

Multnomah County maintains the Broadway Bridge and 300 miles of roads and bridges. For more information, visit

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  • John Lascurettes November 23, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Hmm. It did seem to be malfunctioning during a lift I got stuck at on Friday morning. It went up. One side only came back down. It took another 20 minutes before the other side finally started to come back down.

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