History

Meet the Steel Bridge

Every year tons of bicyclists cross this bridge, which is also known as the last operational “telescoping vertical-lift bridge” in the U.S.

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Meet the Sellwood Bridge

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.

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Meet Tilikum Crossing

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.”

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Meet the Broadway Bridge

The Broadway bridge is only one of three Rall-bascule bridges left in the entire country. Here’s why that makes this bridge special.

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Meet the Morrison Bridge

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.

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Meet the Marquam Bridge

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.

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Meet the Fremont 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.

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Meet the St. Johns Bridge

The St. Johns Bridge is Portland’s only suspension bridge and one of the most magnificent in the country.

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