Portland has renamed a new bridge after the aggressively friendly Simpsons character Ned Flanders, reportedly in an effort to promote kindness in the crime-ridden, Democrat-controlled city.
A new pedestrian and bicycle bridge in Portland has been named “Ned Flanders Crossing” after the Simpsons character created by Portland native and the city’s Lincoln High School graduate Matt Groening, according to a report by KPTV.
Transportation Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, Springfield, Oregon Mayor Sean VanGordon, and Travel Portland CEO Jeff Miller unveiled the name of the bridge over Interstate 405 on Thursday.
The bridge — which opened to the public on June 4 — is reportedly the first official Simpsons-related Portland location named in honor of a character from the show.
The Ned Flanders Crossing bridge was originally named the Flanders Crossing but was changed to the full name of the character in hopes that it will encourage citizens to be