Multnomah County is conducting a project to provide our community with a reliable Willamette River crossing on the Burnside regional lifeline route after a major earthquake.
Burnside Bridge Projects
The Burnside Bridge Maintenance Project will repair and improve the bridge to keep it safe and working for another 15-20 years.
Multnomah County will begin two projects in 2016 designed to make the Burnside Bridge safer. One project will make repairs to the bridge. The other will study how to keep it safe during earthquakes.
Bridge construction means there will be traffic delays and lane and sidewalk closures on the bridge and the streets that run beneath it in 2017-2019.
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Summary of news media coverage of Burnside Bridge projects.
This 1926 structure is located on one of the longest and busiest streets in the Portland area. The five-lane bridge and namesake street link downtown Portland to points east and west.
The Burnside Bridge is a key piece of the Burnside Street regional lifeline, a route that allows emergency services to respond after a major earthquake or other disaster.
Multnomah County's Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge Project seeks to ensure our community has a reliable river crossing on a regional lifeline route after a major earthquake.
Have questions or comments about the Burnside Bridge projects? Contact the project team here!
- Burnside Bridge lane closures begin in January
- Work under bridge at SE 3rd Ave. begins in October 2017
- Weekend closure of Interstate 5 northbound in Portland begins Friday, May 12 at 10 p.m.
- Weekend closure of Interstate 5 northbound in Portland begins Friday, May 5 at 10 p.m.
- Weekend closure of Interstate 5 south in Portland begins Friday, April 21 at midnight
- Contractor repairs concrete cracks during first I-5 south weekend closure
- Weekend closures of Interstate 5 in Portland begin April 14