Saturday, January 18, 2014

Benson Bridge Closed at Multnomah Falls

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Even though I mostly live on the road, I do still love to hear what's happening back home in Portland, OR.  I follow numerous websites for the latest information on weather, culture, and forest issues.  Just this past week, an item caught my attention from Multnomah Falls, a beautiful waterfall east of Portland that is a popular tourist attraction, and a location where there have been numerous bigfoot encounters.

Apparently, Benson Bridge was struck by a large boulder that damaged the bridge and forced the authorities to temporarily close it and the trail until they can do the necessary repairs.  Don't worry, though.  Multnomah Falls is still open for your viewing pleasure.

It is said that a rock fell from the cliffs above and damaged the bridge.  Still, I wonder if it could have been something else?


Below are the press release and a map of where the closure occurred.  Hikers have already been stranded out there because of the bridge closure, so if you are planning on any hiking trips in the area, please keep in mind the situation.  Winter in the Gorge can present life-threatening conditions, and one does not want to be stranded out there overnight!








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