TriMet buses return to Sellwood Bridge after 12 years


For the first time in 12 years, TriMet buses will be able to cross the Sellwood Bridge.

Starting on December 5, TriMet will begin running buses back across the new bridge.

Bus service was suspended in 2004 when the weight limit of the bridge was lowered.

After years of construction, the new bridge is done allowing service to be restored.

One big change is Line 99 which will switch from using the Ross Island Bridge to the Sellwood Bridge.

"It will provide riders with a one seat direct trip between Clackamas Community College and downtown Portland," said TriMet spokesperson, Roberta Altstadt.

Line 99 runs during rush hour only. There are also more changes coming to other bus lines in the area as well.

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