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St. Johns Bridge, Portland

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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  • This is a gorgeous bridge designed by the same person who designed the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The view if you walk across are of life along the river. Cathedral Park is a great place to ...  read more »
  • This is the most beautiful bridge in the Portland are. there used to be a great little cafe that looked out at the bridge. unfortunately it is not longer in business. 
  • Absolutely stunning bridge. I am not sure if this is the bridge that is stationary but it is truly a sight to see. 
  • 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.
  • St John is a perfect mix of people and events. Cathedral Park host many different musical venues. In addition to festivals, Cathedral park has paved pathways throughout the park which makes access good for everyone. Picnic tables are available through the park. There is dock access for people and boat ramp to access the Willamette river. And let's not forget about the access to the beach area for people and dogs to enjoy
  • Great place to walk and enjoy scenery, dog friendly with off leash area to run a bit
  • Usually there are weird things happening under bridges, but this under-bridge is even more astounding than it's above-bridge. Well bridged.
  • Beautiful architecture. Walk or bike to the middle for a great view.
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