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I have a weird fear of bridges. My husband and I decided I should overcome that fear and walk across the bridge to explore downtown. The walk was scary (especially with traffic speeding by), but the view was pretty great. I'm glad we decided to...More
Pretty impressive bit of hardware that straddles the river here.
We walked our legs off going over and back in search of an imaginary rose garden.
The bridge looks hugely over engineered by today's standards. Robust timber and steel mix. Could almost be a Victorian...More
This is a rugged and interesting looking black steel bridge - we found this to be more interesting once we heard that it was a vertical-lift bridge where the lower level can be moved higher and the higher level too. We walked on the bridge...More
This bridge looks so mechanical because it has double decks and vertical moving each.
Low level is for Amtrak and pedestrian, upper level is for TRIMAX light rail and cars. While you stay Portland you often use this bridge.
There is no city such a...More
I just like the looks of this funky, very old bridge a lot. Like one of the other reviewers, I missed the convoluted path to get from a street bike path down to the east esplanade and rode across the bridge in the car lane...More
We mistakingly biked across the Steel Bridge on the top level with cars and such. We were on a narrow path on the side, however for people who are not frequent bike riders this was a very bad idea.....however on the way back across we...More
The Steel Bridge in Portland, Oregon was built in 1912. It is the second oldest Vertical-lift bridge in the USA and spans across the Willamette River. The oldest vertical-lift bridge is the Hawthorne Bridge nearby to the south.
The Steel Bridge is used by freight...More