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Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Locks

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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.
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 views from the bridge down to the locks below and the mountains in the distance are something else. Loved the little metal bridge and all its views both up and down stream. Also meant we could do ...  more »
  • We drove down from the falls to this bridge. We parked up at the bottom to look at the paintings on this bridge, they're really impressive. We the paid our $2 toll and crossed, gorgeous views of the r...  more »
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  • Beautiful unique Bridge! Drive slow and enjoy the view. Pull outs on both sides before and after bridge to get a better view of the water. Historical markers. Very small toll fee. We want to go back and spend more time in this area with Majestic views!
  • Impressive steel truss cantilever bridge over the Columbia River. It was very cool to see it lit up at night. Massive mural on the Oregon side was pretty cool.

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