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Portland for Bridge Fans:
Eleven Bridges Cross the Willamette River
Big bridges needed because of big ships on river. Lumber & wood products, grain export, imports from Asia.
Steel Bridge (1912) is world’s only double-deck bridge with independent lifts. Cars and MAX above, freight and passenger trains below.
Fremont Bridge is newest -- 1973. Carries Interstate Highway 405 over river before it merges with I-5. World’s 2nd-longest tied-arch bridge (after China).
Broadway Bridge (1913) is world’s longest double-leaf bascule bridge.
Hawthorne Bridge (1910) is oldest operating vertical-lift bridge in US.