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Traffic Advisory: Broadway Bridge closed Aug. 10-16 for streetcar repairs, painting

(Aug. 5, 2015) The Broadway Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles from 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10 to no later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16 for repairs. Bridge sidewalks will remain open for bike and pedestrian access.

The bridge closure is needed for deck repairs to be completed along the Portland Streetcar tracks on the bridge lift span. A streetcar contractor will complete the repairs.

During the closure, a contractor working for Multnomah County will complete installation of scaffolding and containment for painting the westernmost bridge span this month.

Currently, the bridge is down to two traffic lanes due to the painting project.  The streetcar repairs will require closing the two lanes that have been open this summer.

During the closure, the NW Lovejoy ramp at the west end of the bridge will remain open for traffic to access the NW Broadway ramp to Old Town and downtown. TriMet’s 17-Holgate/Broadway bus route will detour to the Steel Bridge during the closure. Central Loop (CL) Streetcar service will remain closed during this work. CL service will resume on both sides of the river on Monday, Aug. 17.

Alternate river crossings open to motor vehicles include the Burnside, Fremont and Steel bridges. The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

For Portland Streetcar information, visit  For information on Multnomah County’s Broadway Bridge Painting Project, visit

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