The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) reports that the lower deck of the Marquam Bridge, southbound Interstate 5, will be closed both Friday and Saturday nights, July 7 and 8, for its biennial bridge inspection.
On both nights, the closure will be in place from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the following morning.
I-5 closure details
- During the closure, all southbound I-5 traffic must exit at the ramp to eastbound Interstate 84.
- As a detour, southbound I-5 traffic may take Interstate 405 over the Fremont Bridge and rejoin I-5 at the south end of the Marquam Bridge.
- The westbound I-84 ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed although the ramp to northbound I-5 will remain open.
During the closure, inspectors will use lifts and snooper cameras to carry out a thorough safety inspection of the bridge.
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