Steel Bridge Closed For MAX Repair Project

TriMet has started a month long MAX repair project that has the top deck of the Steel Bridge closed to all traffic.


Crews are working 24 hours a day to make important upgrades that will improve service in the future.

During the disruption, TriMet encourages people to consider changing their trips to avoid busy commuting hours, using the Portland Streetcar, working from home, biking or walking, or using other transportation, if possible. The lower portion of the bridge will remain open, allowing people to bike or walk across the bridge. On average, it takes about 15 minutes to walk from the Rose Quarter Transit Center to the Old Town/Chinatown Station.

Bus and MAX service will not cross the Steel Bridge. Instead, shuttle buses running between Rose Quarter Transit Center, Union Station and Old Town/Chinatown will take riders across the river during the first 27 days of the project.

Riders should plan an extra 30-45 minutes during the disruption. Due to our limit on the number of passengers who can ride a shuttle bus at once due to COVID-19 precautions, riders may have to wait for another if the first one is full.

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