>Bryant Street Bridge – Closed for Updates

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The Bryant Street Bridge will be closed Mon., June 9 – Wed., June 11

PDOT will be improving the sidewalk ramps that lead to the bridge so that the approach is safer for pedestrians and bicyclists!

The is repaving work is part of a comprehensive project to improve the accessibility, safety and cleanliness of the Bryant Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. Initiated by Piedmont Neighborhood Association, designed by Piedmont and Arbor Lodge neighbors, and implemented in partnership with ODOT, PDOT, BOM,and the Portland Water Bureau, the Bryant Bridge Project seeks to transform a neglected space into a valuable community asset.

For more information, images, or to get involved in the Bryant Bridge Project visit… www.PiedmontNeighborhood.com/BryantBridgeProject.

Call Lara Mendicino at 503-283-5422 if you have any questions or concerns about the bridge closure.

>Bye Bye Bollards

>The folks on the Bryant Street Bridge Project team received the following from ODOT’s Shelli Romero yesterday…

The community has been working with ODOT over the last year to develop a master plan for the Bryant Street Pedestrian Overpass that identifies specific improvements for the structure. Among the specific improvements includes removal of the bollards at the east and west end of the Overpass to help improve bicycle access. After review, ODOT will remove the bollards on Wednesday, February 20th in response to the community input. ODOT remains committed to assist with making the Bryant Street Pedestrian Overpass a safe and more utilized facility for bicyclists and pedestrians recognizing its location is ideal for bike and pedestrian commuters and is in proximity of transit and access to a business and commercial district along N. Interstate Avenue.

We’ll update the Bryant Street Bridge web page as this project moves forward….