Burnside Bridge, Portland Oregon

Burnside Bridge, Portland Oregon

The Burnside Bridge in Portland is the only one of the Cities bridges built with input from an architect. It was completed in 1926 and replaced an earlier bridge that was built in 1894.

Until recently, the Burnside Bridge hosted Saturday Market under it’s East Side. The west side still has the Burnside Skate Park.

Burnside Bridge

The Italian Renaissance style towers on the south side control the bridge lift mechanism. The counter weights are suspended in the supporting piers.

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