The Bridges of Portland, OR
Portland metro area has 13 bridges that span the Willamette River and 2 that cross the Columbia River. While Portland’s bridges have become cultural and architectural landmarks in city they do provide necessary river crossings for the city’s numerous commuters. From the Freemont Bridge south to the the Ross Island bridge, there are 8 bridges that are separated by less than 4 river miles.
Below is a list of the major Portland bridges in the metro area and the year they were opened.
- Vehicles and light rail on upper deck;
- railroad, pedestrians and bicycles on lower deck.
Boone Bridge (1954) Interstate 5 in Wilsonville
Glenn Jackson Memorial Bridge (1982) – Connecting NE Portland to SW Vancouver, WA via Interstate 205
While the Steel Bridge is my personal favorite, all of them are unique and special in their own way. Portland would not be the same without them. In addition, the nickname Bridgetown really wouldn’t make sense if we didn’t have them all.
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