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Burnside Bridge

Connects East and West Burnside streets, Portland, OR 97204
+1 503-275-8355
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A Bridge

We saw this bridge while in Portland. We saw lots of bridges. This was just one more - nothing more... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Phil G
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Kitchener, Canada
Classic.

This is an old school bascule bridge that gets the job done with a minimum of adornment or fuss... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Alzor S
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LOCATION
Connects East and West Burnside streets, Portland, OR 97204
Old Town - Chinatown
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+1 503-275-8355
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 22 July 2017

We saw this bridge while in Portland. We saw lots of bridges. This was just one more - nothing more even though it was nice to look at.

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This is an old school bascule bridge that gets the job done with a minimum of adornment or fuss. Very useful.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Definitely worth a walk across this bridge for the views you'll see. It's relatively quick, maybe 10 minutes or so. Sidewalks aren't super wide though, so the traffic will feel close.

Thank Tony A
Reviewed 31 March 2017

There are plenty other bridges in town that are more interesting than this one. (Check out the new pedestrian bridge or the Hawthorne bridge, for example.) But, this bridge can be handy. First off, rarely do they raise it ... only when the navy fleet,...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Burnside Bridge is a Strauss-type double-leaf bascule bridge built in 1926 that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Two Italian Renaissance towers stand on the south side of the bridge giving it a very...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This bridge aint the prettiest, but it is kind of pretty especially at night when the lights are reflecting off the water.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Although not the most beautiful, it's one of the oldest, most historic with easy pedestrian access at both the east and west ends. Also, close to restaurants, taverns and the famous Saturday Market.

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I'm not sure why this was ranked in the top attractions of Portland, but please trust me...Portland has much more to offer. Curse as you're stuck in traffic waiting on this bridge, but don't visit it and call it an attraction.

1  Thank David N
Reviewed 20 May 2016

There is easy pedestrian access to both sides of the river to loop between the other bridges. One can see the semi-famous huge old-school Portland sign, but you can't really get a good picture because of the trees growing up in front of it. The...More

Thank Cameron M
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The Burnside bridge marks the center of Portland, but the St. John's bridge is much more beautiful, better for pictures. The Burnside bridge is really just an elevated freeway, though it looks somewhat picturesque at night.

Thank mcspringy
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