Local

Nightly Closures Begin For Portland's St. Johns Bridge

OPB | July 29, 2013 8:57 a.m. | Updated: July 29, 2013 11:45 a.m. | Portland

Contributed By:

The St. Johns Bridge will be closed to vehicles at night for more than a week. The closures began Sunday. Each night, the bridge will close at 9 p.m. and reopen at 5 a.m. The bridge maintenance is scheduled to end on Aug. 18.

St Johns Bridge

St Johns Bridge

Michael Clapp / OPB

The closures will allow crews re-tension the bridge cables.

Don Hamilton, with the Oregon Department of Transportation, said cyclists and pedestrians are to be flagged across during the night closures.

“We’re going to establish a special lane for the bikes and pedestrians, and there will be a flagger to hold them up and let them cross the bridge safely when the work is such that it won’t be a danger to them,” Hamilton said.

Hamilton said alternative routes will be available to vehicles during the time of the closures.

The St. Johns Bridge is 82 years old.

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow on Facebook:
Thanks to our Sponsors:
become a sponsor
Thanks to our Sponsors
become a sponsor