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Steel Bridge

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Identification

Steel Bridge
239437

Map

Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]
black

Facts

  • The bridge is located near the first Steel Bridge No.1 site, which was demolished.
  • The bridge opened on July 21, 1912 for trains, and August 12, 1912 for automobiles.
  • The top of the upper deck sits 72 feet above the river.
  • In 1986, after a $10 million upgrade, the bridge was able to accommodate Portland’s MAX light rail system.
  • The upper deck can raise 90 feet in 90 seconds, while the lower deck can raise 45 feet in 10 seconds.
  • The Steel Bridge is the world’s only telescoping double-deck vertical lift bridge.
  • The bridge features two decks; the upper for automobiles and light rail, and the lower deck for freight trains.

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Location

Steel Bridge
Lloyd
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

270.00 ft
211.00 ft
71.00 ft
1910
1912
1986
$1,700,000

Involved Companies

Waddell and Harrington

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