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Address: Connects Portland and Vancouver via Interstate 5, Vancouver, WA 98660
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This bridge needs to be replaced:made larger:more lanes. It is horrible to cross at most times

This is a very old, historical bridge. It looks great and has esthetic appeal due to it's age but it is so obsolete it is dreadful. Rush hour is enough to make you pull out your... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
teri1352
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Portland, Oregon
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Vancouver, Washington
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This bridge is part of everyday life in the Portland/Vancouver area. The traffic is heavy during commute hours, but generally moves along at a good clip barring incident. The traffic in Portland isn't anything like the S.F. Bay Area or L.A., and no bridge tolls. We're lucky. Great places to watch the bridge from are the restaurants just to the... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If i had a dollar for every time i have crossed this bridge i could go one a world tour and still have change.I have driven over it as a professional driver with long loads, wide loads and as a salesman but if you see it from the river at night its wonderfull.

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Thank Mike O
Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, the bridge itself is cool and has some history. If you are a person that likes bridges, you may like this one because it raises. But this is the worst place to have a draw bridge. I was stuck in traffic one time because a sail boat wanted to go down stream. So they had to raise the bridge... More 

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Thank Jim M
Portland, Oregon
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80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very old, historical bridge. It looks great and has esthetic appeal due to it's age but it is so obsolete it is dreadful. Rush hour is enough to make you pull out your last hairs on your head. There seems to be a wreck on it every day to say the least. When a ship goes under... More 

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Thank teri1352
Vancouver, Washington
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Nothing special about the bridge. It comes nowhere close to effectively handling rush hour traffic. It does lift on the Vancouver end to allow larger boats to pass. However no telling when that will happen. On the Vancouver end there is a nice park. Also a couple places to eat. There was a hotel but it shut down. It is... More 

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Thank Bill D
Camas, Washington
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Its noisy, crowded, has frequent accidents, and should just plain be redone! Traffic is backed up and slow more frequent than not. Only redeeming quality is that you can walk across it and get a good view of the river from it. Not that you feel very safe because the cars/trucks are right there behind/beside you.

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Thank robisinwa
Eugene, OR
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71 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is a bridge across a large river. What more can I say? Nothing special, but it serves a great purpose.

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Thank Harold G
Brush Prairie, Washington
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Ok what can I tell you?? Well I do not like I-5 at all!!! I avoid it if at all possible!!! That said I have to use it very often!, like two to five times per week!!, some people walk across it but I don't find that any fun at all! But I do like to sit a watch boats... More 

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Thank Scott S
palm desert ca
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170 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

It gets you across the river, but it is very old and the Washingtonians don't want to pay to improve it.

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Thank morteight
Nanaimo, Canada
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255 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Yes, I get it..it can create traffic tie ups and can be inconvenience but it is a beautiful structure and a brilliant piece of engineering from a time where things were built to last rather than designed to be replaced every few years. I love old steel bridges and Portland has some wonderful examples.

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