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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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Most Beautiful Bridge in Portland

Without a doubt, the St. John's bridge is the most beautiful in Portland. It also has amazing views. I walked across it on the Portland marathon last year on a crystal clear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Without a doubt, the St. John's bridge is the most beautiful in Portland. It also has amazing views. I walked across it on the Portland marathon last year on a crystal clear fall day. At the top, you could see Mt. Rainer, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood and another mountain, maybe Baker. Just breathtaking. Even if you don't... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had the pleasure of driving over St. John's Bridge and then we turned right around and headed back to Forest Park taking in the beauty of this 1931 classic. She reminded me of the Golden Gate which was completed a few years later.

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The only suspension bridge crossing the Willamette is lovely and graceful with design flourishes long gone from current industrial architecture. The park below is pleasant with great views of the bridge and river, but the area, despite a growing re-invigoration, remains a bit gritty; the St. Johns neighborhood offers some unique photo ops. Absolutely worth a detour if you're passing... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Drive across the bridge into the St. John's neighborhood, that is going through a renascence, and to the park under the bridge. A perfect place for a picnic and a concert on a warm summer evening..........enjoy Portland!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A beautiful bridge from the day when form's vote still had the same weight as function's vote. Nice little park under it to explore from, if you are into sketching, drawing, bring your tools - pretty inspiring forms and shadows.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This steel suspension bridge is an architectural delight, seeing from afar and especially closeup when driving through it. The park below on the east side of the river, Cathedral Park, give a wonderful alternative view of the Cathedral, its name sake, but because of the supporting arch and not the tower above it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

make sure you stop and take a look under the end of the bridge. great view nice park. Easy to get to and worth the trip

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Depends what you expect, but our expectations were low so we were pleasantly surprised by the power of the gothic architecture. We enjoyed our half hour. No boats went by, however.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Iconic structure that inspired the design of the Golden Gate Bridge. Cathedral Park, in the shadow of SJB, is a great park for resting relaxing and accessing the Willamette River. Great music during the summer.

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The St. Johns Bridge is both historic and beautiful. It is not flashy. It has a quiet beauty, the beauty of old things. It was a prototype for the Golden Gate Bridge, and it has aged to a blue patina. Cathedral Park, under the bridge, is grassy and cool. The Willamette River flows by. Sometimes a barge goes through. Sometimes... More 

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