Hawthorne Bridge
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chiangmaicharlies
Chiang Mai, Thailand5,611 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
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.
Written 14 July 2016
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pookala
Philadelphia, PA4,373 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
I loved walking across this 100 year old bridge with its openwork fencing and steel construction. It's not exactly peaceful, being one of the busiest bridges in the state but
this bridge is an especially nice spot to get some good Willamette River and city photographs.

Be aware that bikes and pedestrians share a path so awareness is required.
Written 10 January 2018
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RalphM33
Stockton, CA201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
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 the Hawthorne Bridge for a really good look at the Willimett River. After crossing to the East, we thenn went on the river pathway back and made a nice loop run.
Written 13 August 2019
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RSNN
Portland, OR5,804 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
I was out for a very long stroll crossing bridges and looking over the waterfront. My gaze took in the Hawthorne Bridge and the Portland Spirit. The span was starting to raise and the Ship was leaving the waterfront. It was clear that it was heading south and passing under the bridge was the only way it was going to do this.

With all the rain we’ve had in abundance, the level of the river is getting very high. The bridges are raising more than they normally would in order for ship traffic to be able to make their passage. If you don’t raise the bridge, you’d have to lower the river. And that ain’t happening anytime soon.

I was on the south side of the Morrison Bridge with a great view of the Hawthorn Bridge. And damn lucky to be here right when the Portland Spirit was heading south. I got to watch the bridge raise and lower. And I just happened to have a camera with me to capture the image. If you happen to make a note of the sailing times for the Portland Spirit you could do the same thing that I was.

The Hawthorn Bridge is a steel truss bridge with a vertical lift span. It has been in operation since 1910 and is the oldest truss bridge in operation in this country. It has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2012. The bridge connects Hawthorne Boulevard on the east side of the Willamette River to Madison Street on the west side.
Written 26 March 2017
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BakerStreetInn
McMinnville, OR131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
I love the Hawthorne bridge. I leads to amazing restaurants, quirky shopping and a wonderful yarn shop!
Written 14 November 2016
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heumanntouch
Huntington Beach, CA1,115 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
This is an interesting bridge as they do not built them like this anymore. It is however a very busy bridge so plan according.
Written 27 September 2016
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TnEShlaes
Portland, OR239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2016 • Couples
Historic Bridge, read about it in the Portland Bridges book. Take a walk across it, or bike it. You can do a loop from the waterfront park to the eastside esplanade. It is fun viewing the fireworks in the summer from the bridge.
Written 13 September 2016
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Bryan H
Portland, OR1,632 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
This bridge takes a lot of bicycle and pedestrian traffic, especially in the warmer months. The sidewalk is marked one side for bicycles, the other for pedestrians, but it can kind of get a bit congested out there with not that much space to maneuver. I would recommend doing a circle, crossing the Hawthorne bridge to the east side (if you start on the west) walking along the east esplanade to the steel bridge and then crossing over. It's not a short walk, so you have to be in the mood for significant exercise. As others have pointed out, this is a city of bridges, and I find this one to be the best -- since it is the one built close to human proportions. As you walk across it there are beautiful views of the river and city.
Written 2 April 2016
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dragonflytw65
Palm Harbor, FL2,792 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Friends
We walked across the Hawthorne Bridge and enjoyed fantastic views along the way. The bridge itself was interesting to view as well while walking on it from the many different angles.
Written 30 June 2015
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AnnArborMiBob
Ann Arbor, MI1,621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
This bridge is one member of the eclectic collection of bridges you can see from Tom McCall Waterfront Park. This one looks for all the world like a collection of standard railroad bridges strung end to end, with a couple of lift towers in the middle to haul a span up for ships to pass. It is actually a vehicle and pedestrian bridge, and is one of Portland's busiest bridges. Completed in 1910, it is the oldest vertical-lift bridge in the U.S. and has been on the National Registry of Historic Places since 2012.
Written 25 November 2014
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