If you like to run up Thurman to Forest Park, or drive to park near the Leif Erickson trail head, read this and share it so your friends are in the loop:
From a press release issued by the City of Portland:
“The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that repairs and restoration of the historic Thurman Street Bridge will require a complete closure of NW Thurman Street between NW 28th and NW 32nd avenues from Tuesday, April 1 through Labor Day, all hours, all days.”
The release goes on to state that the bridge will be closed to all users, including pedestrians and bicycles. The closure includes the stairs that go from Thurman to Lower Macleay Park.
Here’s what they’re doing:
“The restoration involves rebuilding the bridge deck and supporting girders as well as upgrading the pedestrian railing from a chain link railing to one similar to the original 1905 design.”
For more information, including project updates visit the project website: thurmanbridge.com