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Morrison Bridge to close Saturday

Annual maintenance work will last most of day

The Morrison Bridge in downtown Portland will be closed for annual maintenance work from 7 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.

The lift span will be in the open during the work, so the bridge will be closed to all motor vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. River traffic will not be affected. The bridge will reopen as soon as work is completed.

During the closure, on and off-ramps from the bridge to I-5 and I-84 will be closed. The I-5 southbound City Center/Morrison Bridge off-ramp (exit 300) will be also be closed. The I-5 southbound ramp to Highway 99E/U.S. 26 will remain open, however. Motorists can access I-5 north at N.E. Broadway and N. Williams Avenue, and can enter I-84 eastbound at N.E. Grand Avenue and N.E. Everett Street.

Alternate downtown river crossings include the Hawthorne, Burnside and Steel bridges. During the bridge closure, TriMet's 15-Belmont line will use the Burnside Bridge in both directions.

The work is being performed by Multnomah County, which maintains the Morrison Bridge, five other Willamette River bridges, and 300 miles of roads.