This Sunday is the Portland Marathon! Thousands of people showing their tenacity for 26.2 miles! I think they’re amazing (I mean, after all, the most I’ve ever run is 7.5… so…. )
AND… the marathon may impact your Sunday drive. For the first time, the marathon will cross four of our region’s beautiful bridges. Check the info below from Multnomah County, so you can plan ahead.
Broadway Bridge: The bridge will be closed to all motor vehicles, including TriMet buses and Portland Streetcar, from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. TriMet’s 17-Holgate/Broadway bus line will detour to the Steel Bridge during the closure. Sidewalks will remain open for bicyclists and pedestrians. Drivers can use the Steel or Fremont bridges during the closure. For information on Portland Streetcar service changes, visit www.portlandstreetcar.org/schedules.
Burnside Bridge: One traffic lane will be open in each direction on the south side of the bridge from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The north shared use path will be closed during those hours. The south path will remain open. TriMet bus routes 12, 19 and 20 that normally cross the bridge will be detoured to other bridges to accommodate the marathon route. For detour details, visit www.trimet.org/#alerts/.
Morrison Bridge: The ramp from SW Naito Parkway south to the bridge will be closed, along with the south shared use path and the offramp to SE Water Ave. from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All traffic lanes on the bridge will remain open, along with the north sidewalk.
Sellwood Bridge: The north sidewalk and westbound lane will be closed from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The south sidewalk and eastbound lane will remain open. Westbound drivers can use the Ross Island Bridge as an alternate route.
The lift spans of the Broadway and Burnside bridges will not open for river traffic from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
… now ya know. 🙂