Morrison Bridge
Morrison Bridge
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Why does this Bridge make me think of Jim Morrison and the Doors?
3.0 of 5 bubblesMar 2017
I would like to think that the Morrison Bridge was named after Jim Morrison, but it is not. The original Morrison bridge was a wood bridge named after a Scottish chap named John L Morrison back in the 1880's. Needless to say, John L Morrison never had nay a hit song in the Pop Charts. So as far as I'm concerned-- It's the Jim Morrison Bridge. All we need is a conga line of LA WOMEN and this Bridge could be a ral swinging door of perception It was built in 1958 and is a bascule style Bridge. It has been on the Register Of Historic Places since 2012. I have never seen this double-leaf Chicago style bascule lift like mirror images of a castle draw bridge having a face off the whole Time I've lived here. I guess my timing must be off, eh? With all the rain we have had and the higher river level you would think it would raise much more often. But at least I did see the Hawthorne Bridge lift to let the Portland Spirit pass underneath it recently while I was walking across the Morrison Bridge-- GREAT! So it is a good bridge as far as a place to view the surrounding scenery. I must admit that the Morrison Bridge itself is rather dull to view as you walk across it. You see just an expanse of roadway going off into the distance of ramps, exits, and whatnot. The pedestrian walkway on the south side of the bridge is very wide and plenty of room for the more massive of pedestrians. Be sure to bring a camera to take photos of the views that you have of the river, the waterfront, and the other bridges. And their is access from the Morrison Bridge down to the Eastbank Esplanade. That is worth a long walk and all the more views of all the bridges from the Steel Bridge to the North all the way to The Hawthorne Bridge. Right at river level.

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RSNN
Portland, OR5,890 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
I would like to think that the Morrison Bridge was named after Jim Morrison, but it is not. The original Morrison bridge was a wood bridge named after a Scottish chap named John L Morrison back in the 1880's. Needless to say, John L Morrison never had nay a hit song in the Pop Charts. So as far as I'm concerned-- It's the Jim Morrison Bridge. All we need is a conga line of LA WOMEN and this Bridge could be a ral swinging door of perception

It was built in 1958 and is a bascule style Bridge. It has been on the Register Of Historic Places since 2012.

I have never seen this double-leaf Chicago style bascule lift like mirror images of a castle draw bridge having a face off the whole Time I've lived here. I guess my timing must be off, eh? With all the rain we have had and the higher river level you would think it would raise much more often. But at least I did see the Hawthorne Bridge lift to let the Portland Spirit pass underneath it recently while I was walking across the Morrison Bridge-- GREAT! So it is a good bridge as far as a place to view the surrounding scenery.

I must admit that the Morrison Bridge itself is rather dull to view as you walk across it. You see just an expanse of roadway going off into the distance of ramps, exits, and whatnot. The pedestrian walkway on the south side of the bridge is very wide and plenty of room for the more massive of pedestrians.

Be sure to bring a camera to take photos of the views that you have of the river, the waterfront, and the other bridges. And their is access from the Morrison Bridge down to the Eastbank Esplanade. That is worth a long walk and all the more views of all the bridges from the Steel Bridge to the North all the way to The Hawthorne Bridge. Right at river level.
Written 28 March 2017
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,671 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Morrison Bridge is the simplest looking Portland bridge - just a flat bridge with interesting towers at the ends of both lift spans. Unlike some of the other bridges this bridge opens like two moat gates to let ships through. Morrison also has a unique feature - a led light display that can be programmed for special events.
Written 18 March 2016
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axs666
Sydney, Australia1,295 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Family
Yes, one of the many Portland bridges. I think the take-away here is understanding how this bridge contributes to the nickname "Bridgetown".
Written 11 November 2015
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AnnArborMiBob
Ann Arbor, MI1,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
This is one of the numerous bridges across the Willamette River visible from Portland's Waterfront Park. From one side it is really rather drab, but from the other you can see the two unique towers that make its picture worth a little space on the memory card of your camera.
Written 25 November 2014
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jamesccasterline
Gearhart, OR377 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Not sure how much a bridge requires a review. This bridge is very useful and does have interesting architecture at both ends. It is one of those which is lighted at night because years ago a group calling itself the "light brigade" decided the bridges should be lighted. Sometimes it has Unjversity of Oregon colors on it which I enjoy. No need to go out of your way to see it. If you are downtown you will and if not the trip isn't required.
Written 12 August 2012
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