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UPDATED Traffic Alert: Steel Bridge lower deck bike/pedestrian path REOPENS

UPDATE (July 15, 2016) -- The Steel Bridge lower deck has reopened as of 2:25 pm today. Thank you for your patience.


UPDATE (July 6, 2016) -- The Steel Bridge's lower deck bike/pedestrian path is closed until further notice because of damage to a specialized cable that controls the bridge gates. This closure is expected to last several days. 


UPDATE (July 5, 2016) -- The Steel Bridge's lower deck will remain closed through the Wednesday morning commute, as crews continue to troubleshoot an electrical problem with the bridge gates. People biking or walking in the area are advised to use alternate routes.


(July 4, 2016) -- The Steel Bridge's lower deck bike/pedestrian path is closed until further notice because of an electrical problem. PBOT crews are hoping to fix the problem and reopen the lower deck on Tuesday.

Since the lower deck of the Steel Bridge was opened in 2001, it has become a popular route for people biking and walking.

People biking or walking in the waterfront area today are advised to use one of the other Willamette River bridges downtown. Alternate routes include the Broadway, Burnside and Morrison bridges. The narrower sidewalk on the Steel Bridge's upper deck also remains accessible, though travelers should use caution and expect congestion on the upper deck sidewalks.


The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility.

News Media Contact:
Dylan Rivera 503-577-7534