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St. Johns Bridge

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Address: U.S. Highway 30, Portland, OR 97210
Phone Number: 503 275 8355
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Beautiful Historic Bridge

Completed in 1931 and renovated in 2006 I think, this is a gorgeous span and period piece of architecture. Easy access both above and below with great photo opportunities from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dalec02
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Completed in 1931 and renovated in 2006 I think, this is a gorgeous span and period piece of architecture. Easy access both above and below with great photo opportunities from both locations. This is the bridge they filmed the scene with Jim Caviezal in the 2000 movie Pay It Forward. There is a park and parking down below.

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Seattle
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151 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really a nice piece of architecture and worth taking some pictures. I mainly went there because of the Librarians series which uses the base of the bridge for their movie shots. You don't need much time though, there is not much around that would be worthwhile hanging out for.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Living in the city of bridges (some say roses) I would have to say this is my favorite. It is an experience and not only because St. John's is on the other side, but because it feels like it belongs in another time. So take a drive across it sometime, perhaps as the sun is rising and pretend you are... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I viewed St. Johns Bridge, the fog was settling over it and it stood alone, surrounded by soft white. The design is beautiful and probably my favorite bridge in the Portland area. It's a fun trip going from Portland, through St. Johns, and on to Sauvie Island or beyond. The bridge is easily traversed by bicycle or... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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130 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love love love this bridge! I love pretty much any bridge, but the St. Johns is incredible. When you cross this bridge you expect to see a castle, a moat and maybe a dragon on the other side. I have never walked it, but I would love to someday.

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Sydney
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110 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was wonderful to drive over this bridge however I wouldn't necessarily say it's a tourist attraction. You don't need to drive over it to see it. People interested in architecture would like this bridge.

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Orlando, Florida
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95 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was well worth the 10 min drive. Really a work of art! We actually saw it in the evening which gives it almost a gothic feel. We even had fog to go with it!

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Thank JSD53
Europe
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86 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've always thought the St. Johns Bridge was one of the most beautiful in the world and I'm glad it is now getting the attention it deserves. There is a nice park underneath the bridge and if you like, you can walk across the bridge. The area of St. Johns just before the bridge has some cute shops and old... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to do other than sight-see. But the bridge is a beautiful work of architecture, great for photos, even at night.

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Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Drive up the west side of the Columbia River to cross this magnificent bridge, a standout in a city of bridges. You'll land at the eastern end right in the middle of the community of St. John's, a quirky old village full of bars and junk stores and charm.

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