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Old 04-03-2012, 08:16 AM
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Anyone know what's up with the Steel Bridge sidewalk crossing? It was closed yesterday during morning & evening commutes, and still is closed this morning. Another cyclist suggested it might be due to high water levels, but the floating part of the esplanade is still open.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:33 PM
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Its been this way for about a month now. The City had signs that it was closed because they were working on it, but there seems to be no more rhyme or reason to it.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:32 AM
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I read somewhere that it is due to the cameras that allow the bridge operator to see if anyone is on the lower ped/bike sidewalk are not functioning. The bridge operator has to be able to tell if the sidewalk is unoccupied before beginning a lift, so they've closed it until the cameras can be fixed.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:54 PM
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here's the link to the March closure press release - camera malfunction - but it is updated to say that the bridge re-opened on 3/21.

http://www.portlandonline.com/transp...389856&c=39132
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