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Hawthorne Bridge

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Hawthorne Bridge

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Main to Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97204
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backpacker31 wrote a review Oct 2019
Boynton Beach, Florida5,373 contributions1,093 helpful votes
It’s rare that I get a chance to see a lift bridge. I was fortunate to be walking along the waterfront and come across this long lift bridge. I watched two bridge operators performing some maintenance high up on the lift portion which was intriguing. The bridge itself made for some nice photo opportunities.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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RalphM33 wrote a review Aug 2019
Stockton, California122 contributions50 helpful votes
In our first time in Portland we ran along the waterfront and saw several bridges that connect East Portland from West. We stayed in the SW and on a couple of mornnings we ran the waterfront, over the Hawthorne Bridge for a really good look at the Willimett River. After crossing to the East, we thenn went on the river pathway back and made a nice loop run.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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kaemicha wrote a review Apr 2019
Portland, Oregon287 contributions38 helpful votes
The Hawthorne bridge is special. It lights up at night and is fun to drive on..for most. For me, it's easy access to downtown and an easy way to get there. It's very Portland.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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tfizzle wrote a review Jan 2018
Portland, Oregon1,891 contributions447 helpful votes
The Hawthorne Bridge is a truss bridge with a vertical lift that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, joining Hawthorne Boulevard and Madison Street. Easily walkable or by bike.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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pookala wrote a review Jan 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania4,652 contributions364 helpful votes
I loved walking across this 100 year old bridge with its openwork fencing and steel construction. It's not exactly peaceful, being one of the busiest bridges in the state but this bridge is an especially nice spot to get some good Willamette River and city photographs. Be aware that bikes and pedestrians share a path so awareness is required.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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