The 2012 Rose Festival Fleet Week extends from Wednesday, June 6 through Sunday, June 10 – so you know what that means, bridge lifts!
The raising and lowering of the bridges, as I like to call this annual event, begins with ship arrivals Tuesday departures on Monday. Ships will be docking between the Steel and Morrison Bridges, so be prepared for lifts on the Broadway, Steel, and Burnside as the ships arrive – and then on Monday as they depart.
Update: TriMet is warning about MAX delays dues to bridge lifts between 2:30-4 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday, June 6 and 7.
For specific arrival and departure times, check out the Columbia River Pilots website dispatch status page (CWALL, I believe, refers to the sea wall along Waterfont Park).
The 2012 Rose Festival Fleet consists of the following ships:
United States Navy
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110)
USS Dewey (DDG 105)
USS Ingraham (FFG-61)
Royal Canadian Navy
United States Coast Guard
USCGC Alert (WMEC-630)
USCGC Henry Blake (WLM 563) USCGC Adelie (WPB 87333)
USCGC Invincible II (WLB 52313)
Public tours will be available from 9:30am to 3:30pm from Thursday to Sunday, but the ships make their own schedules, so the times are estimates. The free tours are on a first-come, first-served basis.
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