Willamette River Bridges
The Broadway Bridge structure totals 1,613 feet in length and was constructed in 1911 and 1912. The bridge currently carries four lanes of traffic with an average daily volume of 30,000 vehicles.
Originally constructed in 1910, the Hawthorne Bridge is the oldest operating vertical lift bridge in the United States. The 1,383-foot long structure is one of Portland’s busiest bridges.
The Morrison Bridge is an important link to the inner city network of highways and bridges. Strategically located as a gateway to Downtown Portland, this spot on the Willamette River always has been an important crossing.
Construction of the Sauvie Island Bridge began in early 2006 and was completed in 2008. This bridge serves as a gateway from outlying urban and industrial areas to the country island setting.
The Sellwood Bridge, built in 1925, was the first fixed-span bridge on the lower Willamette River and a pioneer in area bridge technology. The steel and concrete bridge is 1,092 feet long and about 28 feet wide.