Burnside Bridge

at , Portland, 97204 United States

Burnside Bridge

Portland , OR 97204
United States
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The Burnside Bridge is a 1926-built bascule bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, United States, carrying Burnside Street. It is the second bridge at the same site to carry that name. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in November 2012.DesignThe bridge was designed by Ira G. Hedrick and Robert E. Kremers, incorporating a bascule lift mechanism designed by Joseph Strauss.Including approaches, the Burnside has a total length of 2308ft and a 251ft center span. While lowered this span is normally 64ft above the river. The deck is made of concrete, which contributes to its being one of the heaviest bascule bridges in the United States. The counterweights, housed inside the two piers, weigh 1700ST. The lifting is normally controlled by the Hawthorne Bridge operator, but an operator staffs the west tower during high river levels.The bridge provides shelter for the initially unauthorized Burnside Skatepark under the east end. On weekends, the Portland Saturday Market was held mostly under the bridge's west end for many years. The market was reoriented in 2009, but the Burnside Bridge continues to provide shelter for a few vendor stalls at the market's northern end.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 08:00- 17:30
  • Tuesdays: 00:00- 23:59
  • Wednesdays: 08:00- 17:30
  • Thursdays: 08:00- 17:30
  • Fridays: 00:00- 23:59

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