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Traffic Alert: PBOT has opened a third travel lane on North Going Street Bridge, thanks to quick fixes to bridge deck that was damaged in Union Pacific derailment

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Dylan Rivera
Portland Bureau of Transportation

(Sept. 15, 2019) As of 4:00 p.m. today, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has opened a third lane for travel on the North Going Street Bridge, a crucial freight connection that was damaged by a Union Pacific Railroad derailment last weekend.

This creates a second westbound lane to give vehicles faster access to the island and reduce congestion that has affected North Greeley Avenue and Interstate Avenue during peak periods.

PBOT crews closed the bridge to all traffic on Saturday, Sept. 7, the day of the crash, and reopened one lane in each direction on Sunday, the day after the crash.

Map of Going St Bridge
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