PORTLAND, Ore. – The Morrison Bridge has reopened to traffic traveling eastbound after crews spent the weekend replacing the deck of the drawbridge’s east leaf.
The bridge will reopen to westbound travelers at 10 p.m. tonight when Interstate 5 south is also expected to reopen. The bridge was closed to all users starting at midnight Friday.
Background: Morrison Bridge closures throughout summer
Ramps between the bridge and Interstate 5 and Interstate 84 were closed, except for the ramp from the Morrison Bridge westbound to northbound I-5. Drivers were able to access I-84 eastbound at Northeast Grand Avenue and Northeast Everett Street.
To access downtown Portland from the freeways, I-5 southbound drivers were able to take the Rose Quarter/Broadway Bridge exit and I-84 westbound drivers could exit at the Rose Quarter/Weidler exits.
In addition to the Morrison Bridge closure over the weekend, southbound I-5 closed from North Broadway to the Marquam Bridge starting at 10 p.m. Friday. The lanes of I-5 south are expected to reopen at 10 p.m. Sunday.