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Address: Connects Portland and Vancouver via Interstate 5, Vancouver, WA 98660
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Fine Old Bridge

This bridge recently reached 100 years of age. We had the good fortune to be on the Vancouver Renaissance Trail when it was opened to allow barge traffic to pass. Or course... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greg D
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9 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Bridge is a 100 years old. Extreme traffic backups almost 8 hours a day It is an Interstate highway, It can take an hour or more during rush hours to go 10 miles

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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This bridge recently reached 100 years of age. We had the good fortune to be on the Vancouver Renaissance Trail when it was opened to allow barge traffic to pass. Or course drivers on I-5 were probably not as pleased. I understand the span opens 10 to 20 times a month. Interesting to watch.

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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Again our elected leaders have failed us. Millions spend on needless studies. They could have fixed this problem by now. I try to avoid this rout and now mostly use I205. I traveled across this bridge most of my life. It is always dangerous and crowded and slow. I finally moved to WA. That was the best choice. There is... More 

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1 Thank Singlelarity
Olympia, Washington
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493 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Just another run of the mill ugly bridges. Drive across it and one says "whaaaaaa? It is an ugly just functional bridge. The only reason to go see it is if you have to cross it to get somewhere.

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1 Thank Robert L
Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The I-5 Corridor is a main artery of transit up and down the west coast. It is not surprising that this bridge suffers from heavy traffic as it could stand to be twice as wide as it is. There has been much controversy over replacement and no real progress. That said, if you check your traffic app before you go... More 

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1 Thank raulamador
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It is a great view of Mount Hood, on a clear day, while traveling over the Columbia River. Enjoying the view from a car is difficult though, as traffic can be so absolutely terrible at this spot. If you are traveling across the I-5 Interstate Bridge, when you don't have to go to work or fulfill an appointment, choose your... More 

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Thank James B
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

It's an ugly old bridge that's living on borrowed time, you MUST drive over it if you want to go anywhere interesting around here, and taking a look to check it out while driving at 60MPH would be plain idiocy! It's cool to get stuck on it on a summer's afternoon when you are not trying to get anywhere in... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Beautiful to view from the river, less satisfying to drive on especially between 7 and 7pm every when traffic roars to a stop. weekends are usually less crowded.

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Thank tfizzle
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Geez I wish we could get another bridge. 2 lanes each way and really kind of exciting to move from state to state. A wonderful view of the Columbia and you can just see it, if you sit really tall. Some time the traffic is a bear. The stores on Jantzen Island are good, especially because they are tax free... More 

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alberta
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540 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

i took pics of at least 20 bridges on my holiday to portland and the interstate bridge was one of them. This cool bridge has some mixed design elements, it looks like it must have a section that raises up for boats. Pretty cool thing to see.

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