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St. Johns Bridge

U.S. Highway 30, Portland, OR 97210
503 275 8355
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Ranked #16 of 311 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This giant, green, 1930's engineering marvel is incredibly beautiful. While traveling between NW to North Portland or accessing Forest Park trails, it is a sight to behold. Overlooking the Willamette River, the point of confluence with the Columbia can be seen from the bridge. I recommend parking in St. John's, getting a cup of coffee and walking the length of... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This old bridge is just beautiful. I grew up building bridges so I have an insider's appreciation of them.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I took this bridge to get to portland from Beaverton. On the way from Beaverton we went down a back windy road to get there and it was the end of civilization as we know it. Jurassic Park road for sure.

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Portland, Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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