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30 May 2019
“Interesting bridge”
29 Aug 2018
“Cool bridge”
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Reviewed 30 May 2019

We cycled back across the river on the lower deck of this bridge after crossing over upriver on the Tilikum Crossing bridge. Quite a contrast between the two.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Gavatron07
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I have a weird fear of bridges. My husband and I decided I should overcome that fear and walk across the bridge to explore downtown. The walk was scary (especially with traffic speeding by), but the view was pretty great. I'm glad we decided to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Becky W
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Pretty impressive bit of hardware that straddles the river here. We walked our legs off going over and back in search of an imaginary rose garden. The bridge looks hugely over engineered by today's standards. Robust timber and steel mix. Could almost be a Victorian...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Cross over this bridge to get a different vantage point of Portland. The bridge is itself is pretty.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 715autumnm
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Each of Portland's bridges are unique and so is this one. It's a useful bridge that takes one from downtown right to the MODA Center area.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DanW440
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank jimrA6085ZK
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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank tenae2017
Reviewed 7 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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank RSNN
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