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St. Johns Bridge, Portland

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  • Stayed in St John's (Airbnb) when we first came to Portland while looking for a house so got to cross the bridge all the time, it's lovely and I enjoyed it every time, one of the reasons I love Portla...  more »
  • The bridge allowed me to cross the river and get where i needed to go, so as far as bridges go it was great. Where i had to get to had great views as well of the bridge so that was an added bonus. 
  • I'm always afraid this bridge is gonna fall down someday because it is so old, but it hasn't yet. Good luck. 
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  • The best bridge in Portland. Opened in 1929 and designed by the great engineer David B. Steinman. He is quoted as saying "If you asked me which of the bridges I love best, I believe I would say the St. Johns bridge. I put more of myself into that bridge than any other bridge." Fun facts: - It was almost painted yellow and black (for visibility reasons because the airport was once located on the nearby Swan Island) - From mean water level to the top of the bridge it is 409 feet. - In 2015 Greenpeace protesters hung from the bridge in order to block a ship from passing in order to delay Shell's drilling for oil in the Arctic.
  • It's an absolutely beautiful bridge to walk across at night. But do be extremely careful because this bridge has a lot of accidents people drive way to fast and can't stop fast enough at the light.
  • Fabulous bridge to look at from each end...but dangerous to bicycle and walk across due to the continued use of an outdated lane configuration...packs freight traffic too close to walking pedestrians in substandard lane widths. It leaves no room for error...as we have seen again this last week.
  • Coolest bridge in Portland. My favorite forever and always.
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