Neighborinos say 'hi-diddly-ho' to new Ned Flanders Crossing in NW Portland

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Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and the real-life mayor of Springfield, Oregon, announced the name change.
Portland's newest car-free bridge has a new namerino.

Northwest Portland's Flanders Crossing bridge was renamed Thursday morning in honor of the beloved 'Simpsons' character Ned Flanders, known best for his piousness, luscious mustache and unflaggingly positive attitude.

Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, who oversees the Portland Bureau of Transportation, unveiled the new name along with Travel Portland CEO Jeff Miller and the real-life mayor of Springfield, Sean VanGordon.

"The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening grew up in Portland and has named several characters from…
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