Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 25th, 2006 at 6:38 am
The NE 33rd Street bridge over Lombard Street was demolished last week, closing bike access to Marine Drive, a popular destination for Portland cyclists. The old bridge had limited weight capacity so it had to go and according to Paul Gorlick of the Portland Office of Transportation, “it is not expected to reopen until late September 2006. NE 33rd Ave is closed to traffic between Dekum St and Columbia Boulevard.”
The detour is a bit tricky, so Paul has provided us with a nicely detailed map (PDF) they put together specifically for cyclists. I think it’s pretty great to live in a city where guys like Paul get in touch with the community to make sure bikes are taken care of during construction projects. Thanks Paul!