The Burnside Bridge will close to motor vehicle and river traffic on Saturday, June 8 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. for the Portland Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade. TriMet bus lines 12-Sandy, 19-Glisan and 20-Burnside will be detoured across the Steel Bridge during the bridge closure. Bridge sidewalks will remain open. Alternate river crossings when the Burnside Bridge is closed include the Steel and Morrison bridges.
The Burnside Bridge drawbridge will not be able to open for river traffic from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 8. The drawbridge on the Broadway Bridge will not be able to open from 2 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vessels in the Rose Festival Fleet are expected to arrive in Portland between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday and between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The fleet will tie up along Waterfront Park between the Morrison and Steel bridges. Vessels will depart on Monday morning between 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The Broadway, Burnside, and Steel drawbridges will need to open for ship arrivals and departures. Travelers can avoid delays by choosing a fixed span bridge or a bridge south of the Burnside Bridge.