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Yes, Portland Really Did Name a New Bridge After Ned Flanders

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"The Simpsons" and Portland, Oregon, have a long-standing symbiotic relationship via creator Matt Groening, who grew up there.
In September 2021, the city of Portland renamed a new bridge in honor of "The Simpsons" character Ned Flanders.

In September 2021, various news outlets and websites reported that the city of Portland, Oregon, had renamed a recently opened bridge in honor of Ned Flanders, affable neighbor and charitable Christian from "The Simpsons."

On Sept. 12, for example, the New York Post wrote:

Hi-Diddily-Ho to Portland's newest bridgerino. The city has named a recently completed pedestrian and bicycle bridge after the "The Simpson's" famous, god-fearing neighbor, Ned Flanders, to promote the goodwill and kindness inherent in the fictional cartoon character.

For its part, The Oregonian…
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