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  • 26 Nov 2014

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  • 27 Nov 2014

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Morrison Bridge closed Sunday because of deck panel problems

The Morrison Bridge is closed Sunday until as late as 7 p.m. for an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck.

The Nov. 23 closure is related to problems with deck panels that were installed during a 2011 – 2012 renovation project. Multnomah County, which owns and operates the bridge, plans to replace the panels. A lawsuit is underway to determine liability.

Sidewalks will remain open for bicyclists and pedestrians during the closure. The on and off-ramps from the bridge to I-5 and I-84 will be closed. While the I-5 southbound City Center/Morrison Bridge off-ramp (exit 300) will be closed, the I-5 southbound ramp to Highway 99E/U.S. 26 will remain open.

Motorists can access I-5 north at Northeast Broadway and North Williams Avenue, and enter I-84 eastbound at Northeast Grand Avenue and Northeast Everett Street. Onramps to the bridge will be closed at Southeast Grand Avenue and Southeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

During the closure, TriMet’s 15-Belmont line will use the Burnside Bridge in both directions.

To access downtown Portland from the freeways during the closure, I-5 southbound drivers can exit at the Rose Quarter/Broadway Bridge and I-84 westbound drivers can exit at Rose Quarter/Weidler exits.

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