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Steel Bridge

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Address: Connects Northwest Front Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street to Northeast Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: 503 275 8355
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Interesting bridge architecture

One of the many bridges in Portland, you can admire the scenic view as well as the architecture of the bridge itself as you cross. The design has certainly stood the test of time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Canberra, Australia
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Pretty central so you're likely to see it if in the area. Certainly a piece of history and an icon for Portland. Sadly I didn't find the walkway across. Better signposting please.

1 Thank chiangmaicharlies
Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

It is an oldie, but a goodie. Looks like it was made with an old erector set. It is fascinating to look at. It service trains, cars, bikes and pedestrians. The Steel Bridge Riverwalk is part of a great series of riverside walking paths on both sides of the Willamette. Portland's bridges are an interesting steel and concrete menagerie

Thank Robert S
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This Bridge is very unique. Made of rusty black steel, with amazing design it makes you admire old US engineering school. It dominates river view and is significant landmark. In my opinion it is really worth seeing.

Thank ThatGrumbler
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

One of the many bridges in Portland, you can admire the scenic view as well as the architecture of the bridge itself as you cross. The design has certainly stood the test of time and is a reminder that human ingenuity wasn't just suddenly invented along with smartphones.

Thank axs666
Otley West Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

A unique bridge which we crossed on foot and on the bus. The bridge rises to allow boats to pass but still allows trains to cross. We just wish we'd seen it in action.

Thank bryan61
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

No trip to Portland is complete without a stroll accross the walkway of the Steel Bridge. Stop at one of the many senic overlooks for a great selfie. Note that the pedestrian crossing is not at the street and rail level. It is below. There are stairs down to it from the east side and it is at water front... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

WARNING! Unless the error has been corrected, the big picture heading off this Tripadvisor entry is of the wrong bridge! If what you see looks like five or six railroad bridges strung end to end with two big towers on the right to lift one of the spans, then that's Hawthorne Bridge, not Steel Bridge! (I've included a photo of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

"Steel bridge" over the Willamette, it is the only double-deck bridge with independent lifts in the world and the second oldest vertical-lift bridge in North America.

1 Thank Ken G
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

It's an old steel bridge. I guess it would be interesting to someone from out of town, but I grew up here so it's not a big deal to me. It does have a unique way of going up and down. An engineer type would probably rate it excellent.

Thank Mama2world
Gearhart, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

I like the looks of this bridge it does carry more than automobiles and buses. It is interesting to walk along the waterfront and view it from below.

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