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Fremont Bridge

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Identification

Fremont Bridge
239429

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Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]
white

Facts

  • The Fremont Bridge was named after John Charles Fremont.
  • The bridge's center span weighs 6,000 tons.
  • The official grand opening was held on November 11, 1973.
  • Using 32 hydraulic jacks, in 1973, the bridge was lifted 175-feet to be put in place.
  • The total arch span length is 2,159 feet, whereas, the main span length is 1,255"-4'.
  • The Fremont Bridge is the longest bridge "main span" in Oregon, and was the longest tied-arch bridge in the world until 2004.
  • The federal government paid 92 percent of the total cost of the bridge.
  • The bridge was built in 7 sections.
  • The bridge opened to pedestrian traffic on November 11, 1973, four days before it opened for vehicles.

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Location

Fremont Bridge
Northwest
Northwest
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

381.00 ft
2,159.03 ft
81.00 ft
1968
1973
$82,000,000

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