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St. Johns Bridge

U.S. Highway 30, Portland, OR 97210
503 275 8355
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Ranked #17 of 309 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
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Portland, Oregon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic photo op! It is totally a Portland iconic landmark, and with the park below, the ornate design and the beautiful river below..It is a must see!

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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This amazing example of neo-Gothic bridge design features two towers rising over 400 feet in height. The only suspension bridge in the Willamette Valley. One of three major suspension bridges in Oregon. It was designed by reknowned engineer David Steinman and has a 205 ft. navigational clearance. Steinman himself called it "the most beautiful bridge in the world." It is... More

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My brother in law lives across the St. Johns Bridge so whenever we visit him, I love to take photos of the bridge. I must have hundreds by now. I love the way it's design. Nothing like it to me!

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice bridge. One the way to Sauvie Island, you'll probably cross over this pretty green bridge. Quite scenic.

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Portland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Altho' it is a great feat of engineering, it is just a bridge with little else to see or do in the rundown town of St. Johns. There aren't even any good restaurants there. The river is the biggest attraction but at that place is lined with industrial buildings. It may be worth a drive over on the way north... More

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Logan, Utah, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is the most beautiful bridge in Portland. I'm so glad I found it searching on this web site so I could read favorable reviews & go there myself. Actually I've been there twice, (2 years ago, & last week). The park beneath the bridge (Cathedral Park) is a peaceful place though not deserted when we were there. The park... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Builders took something as uninteresting as a bridge and turned it into a magnificent structure with a beautiful park underneath to admire it!

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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We drove over the bridge and it was a nice ride with a nice view. It takes you to a scenic route. Shows a part of Portland.

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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114 reviews 114 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very sturdy cool old bridge. No place to pull over to view. It would be nice to have a pull out for cars.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I've gone over this bridge ever since I was a l1 year old girl. I once walked it with my girl scout troop. I never tire of going across this bridge. It's beautiful and definitely something to see.

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