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“One of two ways to cross the Columbia at Portland”
Review of Interstate Bridge

Interstate Bridge
Ranked #18 of 56 things to do in Vancouver
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Living locally, I find that I try not to cross the bridge during high traffic times...ie, 6:30-9am and then from 3:30-6:30pm. I might also note that this span (aka I-5) is a swing bridge and will back up traffic at any time of the day...you never know! Your other option is I-205 which is a bypass and an easier way to get North or South around Portland. Other than that, it's a pretty cool old bridge (circa 1917NB/1958SB) Hope this helps!

Thank Theresa A
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

I used to love traveling on I-5 through downtown Portland at night but the lights and view from the Interstate Bridge are spectacular! There's ample room and several lanes and being one of the newer bridges, you don't think about the durability as you travel across. Nice also that you don't have to worry about traffic delays because of river traffic underneath.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Old built 1917 of so Its scheduled to be replaced soon
Interesting to watch the old opening system if ur not in the traffic
It stops all the cars both North and South for a sailboat

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This bridge is clogged with traffic for about 6 hours every day. Best time to drive it? 9 pm or 4 AM.

Thank mamababoo
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Although we have a newer 205 bridge, the Interstate Bridge is still stop and go during rush hour! It needs to be widened.

Thank Grandmago
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