July 6, 2021

The Broadway Bridge will close to all motor vehicles, including TriMet buses and the Portland Streetcar, from 6 am to 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday, July 10 – 11, for a structural inspection.  Sidewalks will remain open for bicycles and pedestrians, with brief delays, due to prolonged openings of the drawbridge. The Steel Bridge is the nearest alternate crossing for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The Broadway Bridge will be closed for its biennial structural inspection during the day on July 10-11

Independent structural inspections of publicly-owned bridges are required every two years by the federal government. In addition to the inspection, engineers designing a 2023 project to replace the bridge’s lift span deck and machinery will gather information on the bridge during the closure.

The Fremont and Steel bridges are good alternate routes for motor vehicles when the Broadway Bridge is closed.  Please note that a closure of Interstate 84 in the Lloyd District for a different bridge project has been postponed and will not occur the weekend of July 10-11.

TriMet’s Broadway #17 bus route will detour to the Steel Bridge during the Broadway Bridge closure. The Portland Streetcar will not operate across the Broadway Bridge during the closure.  For streetcar information, visit www.portlandstreetcar.org/alerts.

Multnomah County maintains the Broadway Bridge and five other Willamette River bridges. For information visit www.multco.us/bridges or follow us on Twitter @MultCoBridges.