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Falling boulder damages Multnomah Falls bridge
Forest Service closes Benson Bridge at Multnomah Falls
The Benson Bridge at Multnomah Falls was shut down Thursday, Jan. 9, after a boulder smashed through its deck and damaged the handrail, said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Stan Hinatsu.
The footbridge, which can be seen from Interstate 84, traverses the iconic Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.
Hinatsu said it looks like the rock fell on the western half of the bridge and took out part of the deck on the north side.
A trail leading from Multnomah Fall Lodge up to the bridge Larch Mountain trail No. 441 also has been closed.
The Forest Service did not confirm when the bridge may be reopened.
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