Burnside BridgeCurrently Open
- Address: Portland, OR 97209, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-5039883757
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, View Point, Bridge, Family And Kids
Burnside Bridge - Review
Built in 1926 the five lane Burnside Bridge connects downtown Portland to Gresham in the east. It is Design as Double-leaf "Strauss-type"Bascule Bridge. As it is made of concrete, it is one of the heaviest bascule bridges in the country. Apparently about 40000 vehicles and 2000 pedestrians and bicyclists use it every day. It is the officially designated emergency transportation route for Portland. It is also the only County Bridge to be retrofit to reduce damage from potential earthquakes. Check out the Italian Renaissance towers, as they are a mark of the influence of the City Beautiful movement. The bridge has been added to the National register of historic places.
How To reach Burnside Bridge by Public Transport
- MAX Blue and Red Lines stop Skidmore Fountain MAX Station
- Bus 16 stop NW Naito Parkway & Couch
- Bus 12, 19, 20 stop NE Couch & M L King
- Portland Streetcar B-Loop; Bus 6 stop SE Grand & E Burnside
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Things to Know Before Visiting Burnside Bridge
0.38% of people who visit Portland include Burnside Bridge in their plan
95% of people start their Burnside Bridge visit around 07 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Burnside Bridge
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Burnside Bridge
Burnside Bridge Trips
Burnside Bridge, Portland Reviews
There are plenty other bridges in town that are more interesting than this one. (Check out the new pedestrian bridge or the Hawthorne bridge, for example.) But, this bridge can be handy. First off, rarely do they raise it ... only when the navy fleet, for example, arrives or leaves for the Rose Parade. Secondly it is wide ... which is useful if you want to bike or walk ... and not deal with vertigo issues or other heavy non-car traffic. The rerouting they've done on the Eastside has made entrance onto the bridge easier (and safer) in recent years. Do keep an eye out for glass if you're biking across. If you're biking over to downtown, my suggestion would be to take a lower SE street to cross over to Burnside, and then to circle back onto the bridge to make your way into the business of downtown traffic.
Burnside Bridge needs Construction. Good thing it is happening Right now. There’s some fence wall that has a crack and it’s falling apart and the Sidewalk was just about to Collapsed and the Bridge will Collapsed too. Or they might need to build a new bridge. At some point there will be a Major 9.2 Earthquake that will destroy the Bridge and nobody should be crossing. There a Video that shows the Bridge Shaking during the Earthquake. The Bridge had to be Narrow Down to 3 Lanes. One Lane going West and 2 Lanes going East. During Martin Luster King Day is to go on MLK Blvd on MLK Day in Portland to celebrate the Holiday. He was the good guy but passed away so long time.
I love to take pictures from there cause I can catch downtown in all it's different moods.
It gets me across the river every time I use it I've even been on it when the parade was going on we had to stop in the middle of the parade and everybody had to get off of it because the boats are coming in and I lift it up watch everybody's cops and stuff all pretty cool I'll go later now that I'm older I think I was a lot of garbage going into the river
Best views. Interesting to see when the bridge opens.