The Bridge of the Gods is a steel truss cantilever bridge that spans the Columbia River between Cascade Locks, Oregon, and Washington state near North Bonneville. It is approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Portland, Oregon, and 4 miles (6.4 km) upriver from the Bonneville Dam. It is a toll bridge operated by the Port of Cascade Locks.Plan your Bridge of the Gods visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cascade Locks using our Cascade Locks online visit planner.
The bridge was completed by Wauna Toll Bridge Company and opened in 1926 at a length of 1,127 feet (343 m). The higher river levels resulting from the construction of the Bonneville Dam required the bridge to be further elevated in 1940 and extended to its current length of 1,856 feet (565 m). The Columbia River Bridge Company of Spokane, Washington, acquired ownership of the bridge in 1953 for $735,000. The Port of Cascade Locks Commission now operates the bridge.
The bridge is named after the historic geologic feature also known as Bridge of the Gods.
The Pacific Crest Trail crosses the Columbia River on the Bridge of the Gods, and the lowest elevation of the trail is on this bridge.
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The bridge is spectacular to view from our hotel and a great photo op, but walking it late in the afternoon / evening is the way to truly experience it more »
Lovely day in Cascade Locks, and a marvelous view of the bridge! We were there for the "Bridge of the Goddess" run, and had a great time cheering on the participants and basking in the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. Outstanding scenic route!
The Bridge of the Gods is always a spectacular site seeing spot for me. The area has vendors that sell fresh, smoked and canned salmon. Fresh fruit. Also, has a great drive thru for burgers, fries and ice cream. Additionally, there is a restaurant, hotel, fish house restaurant and grocery store.
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