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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
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Vancouver, Washington
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Washington
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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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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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Address: Connects Portland and Vancouver via Interstate 5, Vancouver, WA 98660
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver

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