|Benson Bridge | Multnomah Falls, OR|
It is official, the Benson Bridge at Multnomah Falls is open. It is time to visit the 620 foot waterfall we know as Multnomah Falls. The bridge has been repaired and is ready to be enjoyed. You may also notice something new at the eastbound Interstate 84 exit to Multnomah Falls, an automatic gate that closes when the parking is full. Read more about this new gate below.
The parking lot exceeds capacity several times a year, especially on weekends, and cars waiting for parking spaces sometimes back up onto the eastbound I-84 travel lanes, creating a safety hazard.
The gate is accompanied by signs announcing the closure. In addition, two large message boards will notify eastbound motorists when the parking lot is closed, one at Benson State Park approximately one mile west of Multnomah Falls and the other just before the exit to the falls.
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