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Broadway Bridge

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Identification

Broadway Bridge
239431

Map

Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]
dark red

Facts

  • When fully open the bascule spans at 89 degrees from horizontal position.
  • The bridge was the longest double-leaf bascule drawbridge in the world when it was completed.
  • Average bridge time openings can take up to 20 minutes and sometimes longer.
  • The original trolley tracks were removed in 1940s.
  • The grand opening was on April 22, 1913.
  • The bridge was named after one of the streets it connects.
  • The main span length is 278 feet.
  • Strobel Engineering designed the bridge's bascule span.

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Location

SW Broadway
Broadway Bridge
Eliot
Northwest
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

90.00 ft
1,613.02 ft
70.00 ft
1912
1913
2005
$1,600,000

Involved Companies

Ralph Modjeski

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