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Address: Connects Portland and Vancouver via Interstate 5, Vancouver, WA 98660
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It's a bridge!

Well, it is. What can you say. It is old and in need of replacement -- Timing is everything, as during rush hour traffic, everyone is Oregon forgets how to drive.... 20 mph up to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
davidpipgras
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'll bet you didn't know there was a drawbridge on I-5. Actually two. Here they are. On this, the major west coast interstate, where traffic requires five lanes in each direction, these are just three, and barely that. This creates a semi-permanent traffic jam in both directions, and incredibly scary driving conditions once you get on the bridge, where the... More 

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Thank David P
Vancouver, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A troubled bridge over water. The Most troubled interstate bridge I know. As you go South you do not have a clear view of what lies ahead. Drives barreling forward frequently find themselves in a Panic! Stop! situation. As you go North the right lane is usually backed up with drivers intending to exit onto WA-14 going East, and the... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, it is. What can you say. It is old and in need of replacement -- Timing is everything, as during rush hour traffic, everyone is Oregon forgets how to drive.... 20 mph up to the bridge and 70+ as soon as you cross into Washington...

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Vancouver, Washington
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can you say about a bridge, other than you hope it doesn't collapse when you're on it. Gets the job done. In recent years surrounded by controversy because it needs replacing and is caught in a bureaucratic nightmare with financing, tolling and light rail issues needing to be resolved.

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Thank Neil L
Vancouver, Washington
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88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This bridge takes you south bound to Portland Oregon and will take you back north bound in to Washington . It's a 3 lane bridge both directions but with all the traffic it has to hold it gets congested easily ( high commute times would be 3:00 to 7-7:30 both bound ) especially through the Delta Park area and a... More 

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Thank Cheryl G
Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bridge is a main link to Portland so very busy at commute hours. If traveling through try to avoid between 7:00 - 9:00 AM for southbound or 3:00 to 6:00 PM for northbound! It is a drawbridge so opens for river traffic, especially when the river is running high.

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Thank hendersonhill
Vancouver, Washington
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110 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

How to review a bridge? This one is the main arterial connecting British Columbia to Mexico crossing the Columbia River at Washington and Oregon. In the 1950s it was a toll bridge but free now. The center span raises to let ships( coming from Aisa go to Lewiston Idaho) which cause massive auto this eups.

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Thank Collins M
Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We approached Portland around 4pm on a Thursday. The was a big traffic jam going into town. It took over a hour to get through and cross the bridge on 205 into Washington. Next time I'd come through either a couple hours earlier or later.

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Thank ok1
Vancouver, Washington
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61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This bridge is past its time for car travel. Car traffic is always a nightmare. BUT the bridge is beautiful to view from a local restaurant especially at sunset. If you are feeling adventurous then use the walk/bike pathway and cross the bridge to get speculator views and an experience like no other.

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Thank Jacque H
Las Vegas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

If you want to walk across the I- 5 bridge from Vancouver, WA to Portland, OR this bridge will help you get there. It is an older bridge, but it is part of the history. It can get very busy from about 6am- 9am and 3pm - 6pm. The site of Portland to the south or Mt. Hood to the... More 

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