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

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A nice view and a nice walk between two states

I remember when this was a toll bridge way back when Janzen beach was an amusement park with a rollercoaster near the bridge. It was a far better and much more interesting bridge... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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Vancouver, Washington
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone is right when they tell you to avoid the bridge during rush hour traffic, both morning and evening. But also be aware that it boasts the only stop light between the Mexican border and Canadian border. This happens when the bridge opens for marine traffic on the Columbia River. We have watched paddle wheelers, large barges and tall sail... More 

Thank VancouverAndersons
Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember when this was a toll bridge way back when Janzen beach was an amusement park with a rollercoaster near the bridge. It was a far better and much more interesting bridge to see then. But it is a nice bridge to walk across for the view of the Columbia River. In fact, you can walk across it from... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I travel this bridge many times a month and, yes, it gets us across the river in both directions. If you are on vacation, AVOID, the bridge and I-5 form 3:00p to 6:00p if you can when heading north. The traffic can be brutal. Archetectually it is a bridge. It has a drawbridge section that at times needs to open... More 

Thank 205r0bertp
Vancouver, Washington
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381 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This bridge can be scary - it's old and outdated for an Interstate bridge and a constant traffic-jam magnet. Should have been replaced a decade ago!

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Portland, Oregon
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134 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I started driving across this bridge over the Columbia River when it was a 2 lane bridge. When I5 was created, a second identical (in appearance) bridge was built next to the oldest one (up river side). For that we got a wonderful toll plaza on the Oregon side to pay for it (25 cents per crossing). A toll plaza... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

Thank David P
Vancouver, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

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...

Thank davidpipgras
Vancouver, Washington
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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.

Thank Neil L
Vancouver, Washington
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96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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 

Thank Cheryl G

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