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Hawthorne Bridge

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Address: Main to Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97204
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If You Don’t Raise the Bridge– You’ll Have To Lower The River!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Curiously enough, the bridge pictured above isn't the Hawthorne, but who'd know that? The span currently above this the old rail bridge south of Swan Island, but maybe they'll change that. Hawthorne Bridge either goes east or west, depending on your lane, and it allows you, with some trepidation, to ride the all metal grate span across the Willamette. It... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

It is an old bridge and kind of cool, but I am always nervous driving over it because it shakes. Pretty though.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

It can be scary, a little shaky on the user lanes. Nice to speed past cyclists but it can be confusing if you need to go to the left at the end. They kind of weave in and out. Nice view of the bridge on the bridge and on the bridge boat tour. It is busy and old, but kind... More 

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McMinnville, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I love the Hawthorne bridge. I leads to amazing restaurants, quirky shopping and a wonderful yarn shop!

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Southern California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting bridge as they do not built them like this anymore. It is however a very busy bridge so plan according.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

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.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Not the newest, or prettiest, this steel bridge allows you to cross from either the East side, or the West side. After traveling in either direction, unless serious, untold consequences occur, you will be on the opposite side of said bridge. Magnificent! You can walk, ride, or drive over this bridge. Again, nice tech humans. If it takes more than... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Just an old bridge. You can walk, bike, or drive across it. I chose to bike across the bridge and along the water front area. It was enjoyable. Nothing very exciting about the bridge unless you're into history.

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Tillamook, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Just a bridge BUT, a very old bridge at that. It blends into the Hawthorne District which is a gentrified area filled with wonderful shops, restaurants and more...Go see it!

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