While using an Express Base station in BRIDGE mode, are both ethernet jacks on the express active and free to use with wired devices?

If a new Airport Express is bridging a network connection provided by an Airport Extreme, will it allow two devices to be wired to the express and "bridged" to the primary network? I would like to relocate a mac pro and xbox 360 on the other side of my house and would like to hook these two devices up to the network. Otherwise an airport express and a switch would work, so I have read, but I would like to keep it as simple as possible.

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    Yes - but only when it is configured as a wireless bridge - then both ethernet jacks become active LAN jacks and can provide network access to any appropriate device including 2 switches - If you choose to connect via ethernet instead of wirelessly then the WAN jack is used to conneect to the IP source and the second port is for the LAN devices.