PORTLAND The Thurman Street Bridge will be closed to all traffic and transit April 1 through at least Labor Day as the city continues with a major renovation of the span.

Repairs on the 109-year-old Thurman Street Bridge will completely close Northwest Thurman Street to cars, bikes, drivers, pedestrians and buses between 28th and 32nd avenues from Tuesday, April 1 through Labor Day, all hours, all days, according to the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Detour maps are available online. TriMet will provide local shuttle service in lieu of the Line 15 bus service, said PBOT spokeswoman Diane Dulkens.

The bridge is the oldest of its kind in the state and crosses Balch Creek in Lower Macleay Park.

The restoration project will replace bridge decks, girders and upgrade the railing to a design more fitting of the historic crossing. The current bridge is in poor condition and can no longer take heavy traffic, Dulkens said.

The project will cost $3.78 million is funded primarily through the Federal Highway Administration.

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