Update 2:20 pm: PBOT reports that the lower deck will reopen by 5 p.m. The original post follows.
If you usually bike or walk across the Steel Bridge’s lower deck in the morning rush hour, try another route on Wednesday.
It’s being closed at 7 a.m. for an inspection, according to the Portland Bureau of Transportation. PBOT added that it’ll announce the reopening, whenever that might happen, in a follow-up tweet from its @PBOTinfo account.
When a camera failure closed the lower deck one year ago this week, the bridge remained closed for four days.
The lower deck carries about 3,500 bike trips daily, and thousands more walk or skate it.
Both Jonathan and I will be away from BikePortland for most of Wednesday, so watch PBOT’s Twitter feed (or the comment thread below) for updates.