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TriMet’s Tilikum Crossing Bridge showcases fireworks for Orange line party

TriMet's Tilikum Crossing Bridge

TriMet threw a picnic party for friends of the new MAX Portland-Milwaukie Orange line and used the Tilikum Crossing Bridge as the launching pad for a fireworks finale over the Willamette River Saturday night.

The theme of the party was orange: beer with orange in it, ice cream with orange in and a fireball sunset that turned the sky orange before the fireworks display took command just after dark.

The pyrotechnic display took full advantage of the mass transit and pedestrian bridge’s architecture, at time mimicking the pattern of the white support cables or cross-weaving patterns against them.

The newest light rail line opens to the public on Sept. 12.

–Randy L. Rasmussen

rrasmussen@oregonian.com

503 896 9181

@randyras01