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Burnside Bridge

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Identification

Burnside Bridge
239430

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Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]
steel

Facts

  • The bridge was named after Dan Wyman Burnside.
  • The Burnside Street Bridge which was the previous bridge at this location was a rickety swing span bridge.
  • The bridge operator opens the bridge only from the west end tower.
  • The average opening time is 7 minutes.
  • The Burnside Bridge is steel double-leaf Strauss-style trunnion bascule.
  • The bridge was partially designed by Joseph B. Straus, designer of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • The bridge was originally designed by Hedrick and Kremers, however, it was completed by Gustav Lindenthal.
  • The grand opening was held on May 28, 1926.
  • The mail piers are lifted with the help of two 1,900 ton weights.
  • During 2006, the bridge opened 425 times and carried approximately 45,000 vehicles.
  • The $9 million, two-year rehabilitation project was completed in January 2008.

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Location

W Burnside Street
Buckman
Southeast
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

65.00 ft
252.00 ft
86.00 ft
1924
1926
2008
$4,500,000

Involved Companies

Ira G. Hedrick
Robert Kremers

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