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St. Johns Bridge

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Identification

St. Johns Bridge
239425

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Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]
steel
green

Facts

  • The St. John's Bridge is a designated Portland Historical Landmark.
  • The grand opening was on June 13, 1931.
  • It is Portland's only suspension bridge.
  • Two months before the opening, the commissioner announced on St. Patrick’s Day that the bridge would be painted green, despite aviation authorities and government officials’ recommendation.
  • The bridge was named after James Johns.
  • The 2005 renovation project included replacement of the concrete bridge deck, repainting of the bridge, upgrades to the drainage and lighting systems, and sidewalk widening.
  • Suspension and Cantilever bridge design styles were first initially submitted before the finial design was chosen.
  • Construction began on September 3, 1929.
  • The bridge is located approximately 205 feet above the Willamette River.
  • The length of the main span is 1207 feet, whereas the side span length is 430'-3".
  • A $43 million renovation bridge project began in March 2003 and was complete November 2005.
  • The bridge was the longest rope-strand suspension bridge west of Detroit at the time of its construction.
  • The bridge has been owned by ODOT since 1976.

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Location

NW St Johns Bridge
Cathedral Park
North
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

399.00 ft
399.00 ft
2,068.03 ft
50.00 ft
1929
1931
2005
$4,000,000

Involved Companies

Robinson & Steinman

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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