Thousands participate in Sunday’s Bridge Pedal


Most of the downtown Portland bridges are affected

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Thousands pedaled across Portland and over its bridges on Sunday.

The 24th Annual Providence Bridge Pedal gives Portlanders a rare chance to walk or bike on the bridges without worrying about cars.

The Fremont Express ride is the 23-mile route from the Marquam Bridge to the main ride. The main ride is a 20-mile route from the Sellwood Bridge to the Fremont Bridge. There is also a family-friendly ride that crosses 6 downtown bridges and a kid’s ride across the Hawthorn and Steel bridges.

“It takes a lot of coordination between the city, which obviously controls all the streets, the Oregon Department of Transportation, which controls the interstate system and the county, which controls many of the bridges,” event coordinator Rick Bauman said. “It’s all these agencies working together to make sure it’s safe and fun.”

About 10,000 people were expected to take part in the event.

Bridge Pedal is free if you registered for the event in advance.

Bridge closures:
Fremont — Closed upper deck (southbound) 4 a.m. to noon
Steel — Closed (eastbound) from 6:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (MAX running)
Morrison — Open with lane restrictions from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Hawthorne — Closed (eastbound) 4 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Marquam — Closed upper deck (northbound) 4 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Ross Island — Closed (westbound) 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Sellwood — Open but north sidewalk and bike lane closed 6-9:30 a.m.
Morrison, Burnside, Broadway, Sellwood and St. Johns bridges open in both directions

Quick traffic guide:
Are you going northbound on the freeway through Portland? Take I-405.
Are you going southbound on the freeway through Portland? Take I-5.
Are you going to PDX from the west side? Take the Fremont Bridge, I-5 south, I-84.

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