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One of the 7 river crossings-best on bike or walking

The Hawthorne Bridge is a truss bridge with a vertical lift that spans the Willamette River in... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2018
tfizzle
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Portland, Oregon
Cool Scenic Stroll

I loved walking across this 100 year old bridge with its openwork fencing and steel construction... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2018
pookala
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

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.

Thank tfizzle
Reviewed January 9, 2018

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...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

A bridge is a bridge is a bridge - no big thing at all. OK to see walking or driving by but nothing to go looking for.

Thank russbailey1
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Arrangement of old rusty bridges paired with some newer ones, with the charme of those busy entrepreneur days when industries were booming. US-style. Industrial. All in all a nice overall place - good for running/jogging aling the river - walkways on both sides of the...More

Thank JuF-HH-de
Reviewed May 23, 2017

We were reading about the Bridge and the system where the central section lifts to allow larger River traffic. Having strolled through the Waterfront Park and sitting enjoying the sunshine, with great timing a larger vessel hove into view. Accordingly we enjoyed watching the traffic...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

I believe there are 13 or 14 bridges that span the Willamette River and this one was one of my favorites. You can walk across and visualize how/when it was built and marvel at all the metal in it. We have a couple like this...More

Thank TheLoftins
Reviewed April 10, 2017

I like to walk across the Hawthorne Bridge on my lunch hour to enjoy a meal downtown. The bridge is right in the center of downtown with many restaurants and other points of interest just across the river from the industrial district. It's the perfect...More

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I was out for a very long stroll crossing bridges and looking over the waterfront. My gaze took in the Hawthorne Bridge and the Portland Spirit. The span was starting to raise and the Ship was leaving the waterfront. It was clear that it was...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Curiously enough, the bridge pictured above isn't the Hawthorne, but who'd know that? The span currently above this the old rail bridge south of Swan Island, but maybe they'll change that. Hawthorne Bridge either goes east or west, depending on your lane, and it allows...More

Thank Skegger
Reviewed November 26, 2016

It can be scary, a little shaky on the user lanes. Nice to speed past cyclists but it can be confusing if you need to go to the left at the end. They kind of weave in and out. Nice view of the bridge on...More

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