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PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

In fall 2008, inspectors for the City of Portland declared the pedestrian bridge (a.k.a. the “Bouncy Bridge”) fit for pedestrian traffic. But apparently some mischievous spirit slipped into the paperwork and made a few adjustments. When the official certificate from the city landed on the desk of facilities director Towny Angell, the span was described as “Pedestrian Bridge and Troll Habitat.” The source of this bureaucratic legerdemain remains a mystery.