Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 27th, 2008 at 4:29 pm
Multnomah County has just announced that the Hawthorne Bridge will be closed to all users tomorrow (10/28) from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
According to Mike Pullen in the Public Affairs Office, the county needs to close the bridge to all users to repair a damaged, one-inch diameter wire cable that was discovered as being “nearly severed” on Sunday.
The county recommends using other river crossings (like the Burnside, Morrison, Marquam or Ross Island bridges) during the repair.
According to PDOT, bicycles accounted for 18% of all trips taken across on the Hawthorne Bridge in 2007 and today it serves well over 6,000 average daily bike trips.