Junction Soon in Service

On the downtown side of the bridge, trains are descending where the tracks separate for the the two different routes through center city.  Red and Blue Line trains turn left ahead, to head onto NW 1st Ave.  Green and Yellow Line trains go right, toward Union Station, before they turn sharply south to access the Portland Mall.

Steel Bridge was closed to all traffic, including MAX light rail, for some weeks in the summer of 2008 while work took place to install the new junction and to make traffic changes.  A camera was strategically placed to allow Web users to follow construction progress, both before and during the closure period.

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