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Hawthorne Bridge, Portland

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The Hawthorne Bridge is a truss bridge with a vertical lift that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, joining Hawthorne Boulevard and Madison Street. It is the oldest vertical-lift bridge in operation in the United States and the oldest highway bridge in Portland. It is also the busiest bicycle and transit bridge in Oregon, with over 8,000 cyclists and 800 TriMet buses (carrying about 17,400 riders) daily. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in November 2012.
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  • It’s rare that I get a chance to see a lift bridge. I was fortunate to be walking along the waterfront and come across this long lift bridge. I watched two bridge operators performing some... 
    It’s rare that I get a chance to see a lift bridge. I was fortunate to be walking along the waterfront and come across this long lift bridge. I watched two bridge operators performing some...  more »
  • In our first time in Portland we ran along the waterfront and saw several bridges that connect East Portland from West. We stayed in the SW and on a couple of mornnings we ran the waterfront, over... 
    In our first time in Portland we ran along the waterfront and saw several bridges that connect East Portland from West. We stayed in the SW and on a couple of mornnings we ran the waterfront, over...  more »
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  • The iconic Hawthorne bridge that signifies you are definitely in Portland, OR. A lot of views just driving through the city and over the bridge. Tons of people out riding their bikes or even walking. Seems like the perfect location to take some amazing scenic photos or even hold your own mini photo shoot.
  • Beautiful bridge in Portland, OR - in my opinion one of the main sights here

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