The Morrison Bridge will be closed to all users from 7 am until as late as 5 pm on Sunday, February 28 during annual maintenance work on the bridge. The work will require the drawbridge to be raised much of the day. The closure will allow crews to complete annual maintenance tasks such as inspecting sign bridges, cleaning gutters, replacing stormwater filters, and completing minor repairs of the bridge deck.
The closure will impact motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Bicyclists and pedestrians can use the Hawthorne or Burnside bridges as alternate crossings. During the closure, TriMet’s 15 Belmont/NW 23rd bus line will be detoured to the Hawthorne Bridge.
Ramps between the bridge and Interstate 5 and Interstate 84 will be closed, except for the ramp from the Morrison Bridge westbound to I-5 north. While the I-5 southbound City Center/Morrison Bridge off-ramp (exit 300) will be closed, the I-5 southbound ramp to Highway 99E/U.S. 26 will remain open. Motorists can access I-84 eastbound at NE Grand Avenue and NE Everett Street.
To access downtown Portland from the freeways during the closure, I-5 southbound drivers can exit at the Rose Quarter/Broadway Bridge and I-84 westbound drivers can exit at Rose Quarter/Weidler exits.