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Thanks to new bridge, Esplanade near OMSI to re-open Saturday

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The Oregonian reports that TriMet is all set to re-open the Eastbank Esplanade this Saturday. The transit agency closed a portion of the Esplanade just south of the Hawthorne Bridge near OMSI earlier this month in order to do preliminary construction on the forthcoming Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail bridge.

As The Oregonian’s Joseph Rose reported today, TriMet will continue to work on the project, but they’ve built a new temporary biking and walking bridge over their construction work. A tunnel under the bridge will allow large trucks and equipment to access the river without interacting with Esplanade traffic.

Brilliant!

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