The Burnside Bridge was the first Willamette River bridge in Portland to be designed with the help of an architect.
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Did you know an epic chase scene in a Benicio Del Toro movie involved his character jumping off the Hawthorne Bridge into the Willamette River?
Every year tons of bicyclists cross this bridge, which is also known as the last operational “telescoping vertical-lift bridge” in the U.S.
The Sellwood Bridge was hastily constructed in less than a year, and before it was rebuilt in 2016, it was one of the most structurally unsound bridges in the country.
Tilikum Crossing is the first major bridge in the country for cyclists, pedestrians, and public transit but not cars. Tilikum roughly translates to “Bridge of the People.”
The Broadway bridge is only one of three Rall-bascule bridges left in the entire country. Here’s why that makes this bridge special.
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.