ODOT: Fremont Bridge flags to be half-staff Friday, despite asbestos possibility

The Oregon Department of Transportation will lower the Fremont Bridge flags to half-staff Friday, the agency announced Thursday, saying that workers inside the arch leading to the top would wear equipment protecting them from being exposed to asbestos fibers.

The inside of the arch may have been infested with asbestos in a May 14 fire that consumed a warehouse under the bridge and sent heavy smoke through the structure. ODOT did not lower the flags on Memorial Day, citing asbestos-related concerns.

Source: ODOT: Fremont Bridge flags to be half-staff Friday, despite asbestos possibility | OregonLive.com