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- 98%Local Culture
- 90%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 90%Adventure Travelers
- 70%History Buffs
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (16)
- Steel BridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 03, 2014
A cool looking double decker bridge with an interesting history. Opened in 1912, it's over 100 years old. I read that it's the only double deck bridge with independent lifts in the world. Neat! I would like to walk or bike across this bridge someday.Recommended for:
- Steel BridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 04, 2012
In Portland it's easy to take a bridge walk and I've taken 4 over my several trips to the Rose City. Here are my stories....(Cue the Law and Order Clang).
The 1912-built Steel Bridge is a through truss, double lift bridge across the Willamette River. It carries railroad and pedestrian traffic on the lower deck, and road traffic and MAX light rail (of which I've taken many times on the red, blue or green lines) on the upper deck. It is the only double-deck bridge with independent lifts in the world and the second-oldest vertical lift bridge in North America, after the nearby Hawthorne Bridge. The bridge links the Rose Quarter and Lloyd District in the east to Old Town Chinatown neighborhood in the west.
I also like the twin black towers as they are silueted along the river. But unlike the Steele Bridge, I'm not as sturdy, reliable, and unassuming as I could be.