- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A new Portland bridge got a new name this week - at least on Google Maps.

KGW-TV reports (https://is.gd/0ZJGTI ) that someone playing a prank Monday got the name switched from Tilikum Crossing to Jean-Luc Picard Wunder Crossing. Picard is, of course, a character from “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

The car-free span opened last September after a highly publicized name-the-bridge contest.

Google Maps spokeswoman Mara Harris declined to provide specifics about how the name got switched, telling the station that data “comes from a variety of authoritative public and commercial data sources, user contributions, and imagery references.”

Local officials asked Google Maps to restore the proper name.


Information from: KGW-TV, https://www.kgw.com/

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