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Why Are Bridges Turning Orange?

Bridges in Portland and Salem Turn Orange in Early May to Raise Awareness of Work Zone Safety

Monday, May 2 through Saturday, May 14, 2016

This bridge in Missouri was lit orange for Missouri Department of Transportation's Operation Orange and Missouri's Safety Week.
This bridge in Missouri was lit orange for Missouri Department of Transportation’s Operation Orange and Missouri’s Safety Week.

The Morrison Bridge in Portland, and the Union Street Railroad Bridge in Salem will turn orange to draw attention to the serious issue of distracted driving in Oregon work zones.

On average, a crash happens in an Oregon work zone every 19 hours—or 477 crashes a year. Inattention and speed are two large contributing factors.

This is one part of a month-long focus on work zone safety in Oregon. For more information, click here.

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