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Address: Connects Portland and Vancouver via Interstate 5, Vancouver, WA 98660

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An Old Bridge that need to be replaced

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Captainron14
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Vancouver, Washington
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Fun to park on one side and walk the bridge ..This is an old Draw Bridge that has been in service for a long long long time. Not to be taken for granted it is amazing when it lifts to let the Boats thru. Wonderful to be at the Red Lion Quay when this happens

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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525 reviews
314 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Love driving over this bridge, day or night. It tells me I'm in Vancouver and is free. It's a great architectural wonder!

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Southern California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is an interesting old bridge but if you are trying to get from Oregon to Washington you wont be saying to yourself "what an interesting old bridge" instead you will be cursing the individuals that would put a draw bridge on an interstate. This cause unnecessary delays upon entering and leaving the Portland/Vancouver, Wa area. I really wish they... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The bridge is old, outdated and of course Oregon and Washington can not come to a decision on how to fund the construction of a new. The feds offered to cover half the cost if Oregon and Washington would split the other half. Oregon jumped on the oppurtunity as Portland relies heavally on the commuters from Vancouver to support the... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Bridge built a long, long time ago. One breakdown on the bridge means lights out for commuters as the backup stretches for miles. This is a drawbridge - high lift - which gives small sailboats with big masts priority over motor traffic.Large "hump" in middle of bridge slows traffic which can't see what is happening on the other side. One... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The bridge is only two lanes, each way, one wreck and both the north and south lanes are bound up like a mummy. I would go out of my way to use the 205 bridge rather than ever use the interstate bridge

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Rainier, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The primary function of a bridge is to 'bridge' something, whether it is a river, a gorge, a railway line ... whatever. The Interstate Bridge has been doing this successfully for my entire lifetime. Occasionally, in the ancient days, there were holdups because of trains, but no longer. Most tourists zoom on down the bypass, and take the new bridge... More 

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Address: Address: Connects Portland and Vancouver via Interstate 5, Vancouver, WA 98660
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver

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