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Burnside Bridge

Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Address: Connects East and West Burnside streets, Portland, OR 97204
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+1 503-275-8355

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Historic bridge with great city views

Definitely worth a walk across this bridge for the views you'll see. It's relatively quick, maybe 10 minutes or so. Sidewalks aren't super wide though, so the traffic will feel... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Tony A
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Definitely worth a walk across this bridge for the views you'll see. It's relatively quick, maybe 10 minutes or so. Sidewalks aren't super wide though, so the traffic will feel close.

Thank Tony A
Portland, Oregon
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881 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

There are plenty other bridges in town that are more interesting than this one. (Check out the new pedestrian bridge or the Hawthorne bridge, for example.) But, this bridge can be handy. First off, rarely do they raise it ... only when the navy fleet, for example, arrives or leaves for the Rose Parade. Secondly it is wide ... which... More 

Thank Bryan H
Portland, Oregon
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270 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Burnside Bridge is a Strauss-type double-leaf bascule bridge built in 1926 that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Two Italian Renaissance towers stand on the south side of the bridge giving it a very distinctive appearance. There are pedestrian walkways on both the north and south sides of the... More 

Thank RSNN
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1,670 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This bridge aint the prettiest, but it is kind of pretty especially at night when the lights are reflecting off the water.

Thank Alzor S
Terrebonne, Oregon
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Although not the most beautiful, it's one of the oldest, most historic with easy pedestrian access at both the east and west ends. Also, close to restaurants, taverns and the famous Saturday Market.

Thank Shelley M
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I'm not sure why this was ranked in the top attractions of Portland, but please trust me...Portland has much more to offer. Curse as you're stuck in traffic waiting on this bridge, but don't visit it and call it an attraction.

1 Thank David N
Martinez, California, United States
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384 reviews
185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

There is easy pedestrian access to both sides of the river to loop between the other bridges. One can see the semi-famous huge old-school Portland sign, but you can't really get a good picture because of the trees growing up in front of it. The south west end hosts the famous Saturday Market, and the northwest end has the homeless... More 

Thank Cameron M
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

The Burnside bridge marks the center of Portland, but the St. John's bridge is much more beautiful, better for pictures. The Burnside bridge is really just an elevated freeway, though it looks somewhat picturesque at night.

Thank mcspringy
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Yet another wonderful & old Bridge in the City of Bridges, Portland Oregon. All these bridges has a specialness all their own

Thank Kaaren B
Tracy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I suppose that each end of the Burnside Bridge might not be paradise for some folks as each can be seen as a bit run down, but when I think of the Burnside I think of The Saturday Market (under the west end) and Powell's Bookstore close by and the events along the riverbank. The Burnside is mature and interesting... More 

1 Thank Maconthemove

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