Providence Bridge Pedal will impact some Portland bridges, roadways Sunday

The Providence Bridge Pedal will close bridges and roadways in Portland on Aug. 12, 2018. Map courtesy Providence Health & Services

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland drivers might need to take some detours Sunday as the Providence Bridge Pedal returns to the city.

The annual biking and walking event will close streets and bridges, including the upper decks of the Marquam and Fremont bridges. The number of bridges involved in the ride will be limited this year while a portion of the Springwater Corridor remains closed and Portland’s restrictions on special events remains in place.

The bridges will each close during specific time periods:

  • Fremont Bridge: CLOSED upper deck (I-405 southbound) 4 a.m. to noon. Access to bridge by cyclists ends at 11:30 a.m.
  • Broadway Bridge: OPEN both directions.
  • Steel Bridge: CLOSED eastbound 6:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. MAX will be running.
  • Burnside Bridge: OPEN both directions
  • Morrison Bridge: OPEN both directions. Lane restrictions 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Hawthorne Bridge: CLOSED eastbound until 11:30 a.m.
  • Marquam Bridge: CLOSED upper deck (I-5 northbound) 4 to 11 a.m. I-5 northbound traffic will be routed to I-405. OPEN lower deck (I-5 southbound) throughout the event.
  • Ross Island Bridge: CLOSED westbound 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Cyclists who sign up for the Marquam Express can enjoy a light breakfast and the sunrise from the top of the bridge. Then, the ride kicks off at 7 a.m. with a car-free ride on Interstate 405 to the Fremont Bridge.

The main ride crosses six downtown bridges.

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