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Address: Connects Portland and Vancouver via Interstate 5, Vancouver, WA 98660
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It doesn't usually take too long to cross except at peak times

This is a busy bridge and can be confusing at times when you are trying to follow the different signs.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This bridge was a few blocks from my hotel so I decided to take a walk over to it. Very nice bridge.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Really, a point of interest?! Avoid at all costs during the peak hours. Not an exciting place to be during traffic, or during a lift!

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Visalia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a busy bridge and can be confusing at times when you are trying to follow the different signs.

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Ardmore, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The bridge is a good place to run, along with the waterfront trail. Both directions have protected walkways. Bikers yield to pedestrians.

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Sellwood86
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Frequently congested, especially southbound between 7-8:30 AM and northbound from 3-7 PM. The bridge opens for tall ships and sailboats, which delays traffic both ways. It's a very old bridge. Drivers can avoid it by taking the 205 bridge that is east of the Interstate.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What can one say about a bridge - from an engineering viewpoint, it is an old beautiful, interstate bridge. Northbound bridge built in 1917, southbound a copy built in 1958. A very busy 1 km long interstate bridge with vertical lift spans for river traffic. Figure on thirty minute delay when caught by a high masted sail boat. But pretty... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I consider this a working mans bridge.. Blue Collar Utilitarian span that most love to hate, and hate to love. Great pice of early 20th Century construction.. One hopes it will never be replaced..

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

An old "Drawbridge" along Interstate 5 Freeway. Part of which was built in 1917, the other side in 1956. In its day it must have been great replacing the ferry boats between Oregon and Washington. Today it needs replacing, desperately. Problem is that too many government agencies on both sides of the river can not agree on anything. So almost... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Walked across I5 bridge from Vancouver to Portland and back. Easy walk, beautiful view of the Columbia River but very noisy. I walked against the traffic and glad I did as I would not been able to hear the bike riders coming up behind me. At either end of the bridge there is a variety for shops and restaurants to... More 

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Modesto, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

so many bridges, so little time! I learned some history of the ones in the area. Everything was smooth sailing for us.

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