Bryant Street Ped Bridge to close for repaving

As part of an ongoing effort to renovate and improve the Bryant Street Pedestrian/Bike Bridge, the span will be temporarily closed while City of Portland and ODOT crews complete some repaving work.

According to the Piedmont Neighborhood, the bridge will be closed from June 9-11 and they recommend crossing over I-5 via Portland Blvd/Rosa Parks Way or Lombard Ave.

For more information about the Bryan Bridge Improvement Project, visit the official website.

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Gregg Woodlawn
14 years ago

It would be great to replace the ugly, hardly used Bryant St. overcrossing with the Sauvie Island Bridge!

tonyt
tonyt
14 years ago

So Gregg, do you live in the neighborhood?

davidio
davidio
14 years ago

I\’m glad and all that they\’re repaving, but just recently somebody painted a cool fella in a 19th century swimsuit holding an umbrella on the path. I thought he was pretty swell – hopefully the artist will share again?!?!?!

tonyt
tonyt
14 years ago

davidio,

At this point it appears that they are just repaving the entry apron, making for an easier entry from the road. We\’ll see if they do more. Seems unlikely to me.

I was able to step around the dug out areas and still use the bridge yesterday.

I second your appreciation of the umbrella guy.

Gregg, I\’m still wondering if you live in the neighborhood. I\’m doubting it if you refer to the bridge as \”hardly used.\”

Matthew Denton
Matthew Denton
14 years ago

So about 20% of the time when I\’m crossing that bridge, someone(s) else is using it too. I cross it day and night, and the 20% seems pretty evenly spread across those times. (I don\’t cross it often enough for that to be a strictly statistically valid measurement, but we\’ll ignore that.) If we assume that it takes 2 minutes to approach, cross, and get far enough away that I wouldn\’t have noticed while I was crossing then that means that someone uses it every 10 minutes… And with 1440 minutes/day, that works out to 144 trips/day, (with some of those trips involving more than one person.) That isn\’t Williams/Vancouver bicycle loads, (2000 people/day,) but it isn\’t a small number either…

Roger G should probably add it to the list of places to do a bicycle count, assuming he can get enough people to count all the places that need to be counted in the first place. Also, is there a pedestrian count done in Portland? (Not everyone that crosses it is on a bicycle.)