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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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Lovely Sunny Walk

A beautiful bridge to walk and drive across, I always enjoy crossing this beautiful piece of architecture!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A beautiful bridge to walk and drive across, I always enjoy crossing this beautiful piece of architecture!

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Felton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is a pretty bridge but we didn't see anything really special about it. Nice architecture and drops down into a nice little downtown area.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I'm fortunate to live in the beautiful St. Johns neighborhood. I suggest you visit Cathedral park below, and the historic downtown is lovely and full of quant businesses and restaurants as well.

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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Designed by bridge engineer and builder David Steinman, whose many famous bridges still stand, thought that the St Johns Bridge was his best, the one he put the most of himself into. It shows. Its Gothic towers rise elegantly over what is now called Cathedral Park. The bridge is beautiful from almost any angle, and its suspended deck is high... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Unless you're some sort of architectural person, I don't know if this bridge is worth going out of your way for. I mean, it's cool, but there isn't much of a "wow" factor. If you're gonna go see the bridge, drive a few extra minutes to visit the University of Portland campus a few miles down the road.

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Redding, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It's basically e really pretty historical bridge in a really small park. Not much else, except for a boat ramp nearby.

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I commute across this bridge almost every day. If my phone shows there's traffic on I-5 or 84 (there invariably is), then I take Lombard up over the bridge and go over the hills on Germantown Rd.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

St. Johns Bridge aka the "cathedral" bridge was constructed in such a way that the concrete supports look like a medieval cathedral - both on the top and underneath. People use this as a backdrop for wedding pictures. Interesting.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

There she is -- the iconic bridge that all other Portland bridges aspire to, and the gateway into our little hamlet of St. John's.

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Costa Mesa, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This bridge is so beautiful. Small and welcoming. Drive underneath it and park. The gardens and park under the bridge are beautifully landscaped. No wonder people get married here, Cathedral Park. Named appropriately as the pillars look just like a cathedral. Fabulous place for a picnic.

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