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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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Connects Northwest Front Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street to Northeast Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
+1 503-275-8355
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Reviewed 12 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
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
Reviewed 17 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
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
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
Reviewed 26 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
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
Reviewed 27 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

1  Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Pretty central so you're likely to see it if in the area. Certainly a piece of history and an icon for Portland. Sadly I didn't find the walkway across. Better signposting please.

3  Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 18 March 2016

It is an oldie, but a goodie. Looks like it was made with an old erector set. It is fascinating to look at. It service trains, cars, bikes and pedestrians. The Steel Bridge Riverwalk is part of a great series of riverside walking paths on...More

1  Thank Robert S
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