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Steel Bridge

Connects Northwest Front Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street to Northeast Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
+1 503-275-8355
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“west side” (3 reviews)
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Connects Northwest Front Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street to Northeast Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
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"the upper level"
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Cross over this bridge to get a different vantage point of Portland. The bridge is itself is pretty.

Thank Autumn M
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Each of Portland's bridges are unique and so is this one. It's a useful bridge that takes one from downtown right to the MODA Center area.

Thank Dan W
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a rugged and interesting looking black steel bridge - we found this to be more interesting once we heard that it was a vertical-lift bridge where the lower level can be moved higher and the higher level too. We walked on the bridge...More

Thank CAManSon
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This bridge looks so mechanical because it has double decks and vertical moving each. Low level is for Amtrak and pedestrian, upper level is for TRIMAX light rail and cars. While you stay Portland you often use this bridge. There is no city such a...More

Thank Hiroshi317
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I just like the looks of this funky, very old bridge a lot. Like one of the other reviewers, I missed the convoluted path to get from a street bike path down to the east esplanade and rode across the bridge in the car lane...More

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We mistakingly biked across the Steel Bridge on the top level with cars and such. We were on a narrow path on the side, however for people who are not frequent bike riders this was a very bad idea.....however on the way back across we...More

Thank Tena E
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Steel Bridge in Portland, Oregon was built in 1912. It is the second oldest Vertical-lift bridge in the USA and spans across the Willamette River. The oldest vertical-lift bridge is the Hawthorne Bridge nearby to the south. The Steel Bridge is used by freight...More

Thank RSNN
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Let's be honest. If you is driving past it is sort of cool to look at, but otherwise I wouldn't go out of my way to admire it.

Thank Alzor S
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

I used this bridge coming into Portland's Union railway station on Amtrak's excellent 'Coast Starlight' overnight sleeping and sitting car train from Los Angeles - far better than flying, driving or travelling by intercity bus - and also a few times on the upper level...More

Thank Victorianlad
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

So I get this one confused with the Hawthorne bridge. This is the double decker with the bicycles and the runners (many of each) on a separate level beneath the cars. Lots of runners it is part of a jogging trail. And there are cyclists...More

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