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Address: Connects Portland and Vancouver via Interstate 5, Vancouver, WA 98660
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Traffic jam.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Susan C
Vancouver, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Sure, it's neat to see one side built years before the other. and to think that there used to be only ONE bridge across the river. BUT.. the cement counterweights are falling apart and this bridge is just no longer big enough for the traffic that goes across is daily. You will see it when you cross it, usually slow... More 

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Thank moparman42
Vancouver, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

There is nothing special about this bridge, traffic is terrible most of the time because the freeway through Portland is old and outdated. If you want to see a beautiful bridge in the area head over to St Johns.

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Thank Darel M
Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Walk across the bridge on the I-5 Southbound and you are walking on the bridge completed in 1958. Walk across the bridge on the I-5 Northbound and you are walking on the bridge completed in 1917. Pedestrians are separated from traffic by cement barriers. Additionally, there are lots of other interesting walks around Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR, but this... More 

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Thank KTerrel
Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This bridge causes lots of traffic jams heading both ways. Too much traffic funneling into the three lanes of heavy traffic already there. States have been talking of building a new bridge, but its stil talk and talk and talk. The fastest lanes going south, believe it or not, are the right-hand lanes. Don't ask me why. Going north try... More 

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Thank sadlytrue
Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

While this is a fantastic bridge to look at and enjoy, don't cross at anytime during rush hour, or on Saturday afternoon rush hour. It will take an hour to get to from downtown Portland by car during rush hour, a drive that is only around 3 miles. Terrible time to cross. Park in Vancouver and walk across if you... More 

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Thank Patric G
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

This bridge looks neat and is fun to drive over. But it loses cool points when it takes 30 minutes to get it because of traffic. It's way too small for the amount of traffic going through the area. Needs to be replaced with something twice its size. And no MAX lines!!

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Thank C G
Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Historic Bridge and Companion Bridge built some time later. Critical link for interstate travel, hopefully there will be another way across in the future as commute time is a painful experience you have to cross very early in order to cut your commute time and the weekends not much better...

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