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Want to know if a bridge is up or down? There's an app for that

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Screenshot of Bridge Alerts app from Multnomah County Screenshot of Bridge Alerts app from Multnomah County
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland drivers know there are few things more frustrating when you're in a hurry than getting stuck in traffic because of a bridge lift.

It's now easier to avoid that headache with a new smartphone app from Multnomah County.

The Bridge Alerts app shows information for the four Portland drawbridges the county maintains: Hawthorne, Morrison, Burnside and Broadway.

Information on the app includes whether a bridge span is up or down and how long it has been up, as well as a list of most recent bridge lifts.

That same information is also available on the Multnomah County Bridges website.

The Bridge Alerts app is available for both Android and Apple iOS devices.

For more information, visit www.multco.us/bridges.

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