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Address: Connects Portland and Vancouver via Interstate 5, Vancouver, WA 98660
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This is a bridge across a large river. What more can I say? Nothing special, but it serves a great purpose.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Harold G
Eugene, OR
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Eugene, OR
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71 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank Harold G
Brush Prairie, Washington
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Scott S
palm desert ca
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166 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.

Thank morteight
Nanaimo, Canada
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236 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 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.

Thank Cashman777
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

If bridges are your thing, and you really want to appreciate this bridge, go into downtown Vancouver and go south on Columbia Street, also called SE Columbia Way. It will take you to a small parking lot by Joe's Crab Shack and Who Song and Larry's, two restaurants. From the parking lot walk down to the river (a few yards)... More 

Thank F4981JCmichaels
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121 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Since the plans for a new I-5/transit bridge were scuttled, if you come through the center of Portland, these two bridges and the I-205 Glenn Jackson bridge are all you have to use. One I-5 bridge is ancient and the other is well over 50 years old. Neither would withstand a major seismic event. and... that does not include bridge... More 

Thank Mikpar
Downers Grove, Illinois
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Well, I guess it is a marvel of engineering, and also a major traffic clog (although the real culprit is the bottle-neck onramp just before the bridge and the Portland traffic after the bridge.) I will tell you that there is a very nice walking/biking path on the west side of the bridge that I used to ride my bike... More 

Thank ghp3
Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We drove back and forth over this bridge for the entire time we were in the area. In many ways it's just another bridge, but really it's a marvel of engineering. If you're interested in bridges you'll enjoy this one. Take the time to get off the freeway and observe this bridge from both sides of the Columbia.

Thank Walt H
Vancouver, Washington
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Causes traffic jams in both directions all day long. You are better off staying on your side of the river.

Thank Mike M
Olympia, Washington
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237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I suppose if one like to watch the traffic bounce around on the bridge, then come on down. Or one can eat at the Inn at the Quay and just look up at it. But no special trip is due here.

Thank Robert L

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