The Broadway bridge is only one of three Rall-bascule bridges left in the entire country. Here’s why that makes this bridge special.
Ben DeJarnette / October 11, 2018
When the original Morrison Bridge opened in 1887, it was the city’s first span across the Willamette River and the longest bridge west of the Mississippi.
Built in 1966, the Marquam Bridge received so many complaints about its ugly design, that it inspired the construction of a more beautiful Portland bridge.
The Fremont Bridge was completed in 1973 and was a recordsetting 12 million pounds, the heaviest lift in history at the time of its completion.
The St. Johns Bridge is Portland’s only suspension bridge and one of the most magnificent in the country.