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Burnside Bridge

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Burnside Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on July 8, 2008

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BH Photo #117049

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Overview
Strauss bascule lift bridge over Willamette River on Burnside Bridge in Portland
Location
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926
Builders
- Booth & Pomeroy, Inc. of Portland, Oregon (Superstructure Contractor)
- Gustav Lindenthal of Brno, Cisleithania, Austro-Hungarian Empire (Now known as Brno, South Moravia, Czech Republic) (Lead Engineer)
- Hedrick & Kremers (Designer)
- Joseph Strauss (Bascule Engineer)
- Pacific Bridge Co. of Portland, Oregon (Substructure Contractor)
Design
Double leaf Strauss style bascule lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 266.1 ft.
Total length: 856.0 ft.
Deck width: 67.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.3 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 14, 2012
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.52278, -122.66750   (decimal degrees)
45°31'22" N, 122°40'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/525966/5041080 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portland
Inventory numbers
OR 00511 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
NRHP 12000931 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 29858 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
56,625

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • September 7, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • July 9, 2009: New photo from Michael Goff
  • April 21, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • July 8, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • July 7, 2008: New photo from Michael Goff

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Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon - Dwight A. Smith, James B. Norman & Pieter T. Dykman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989
  • HAER OR-101 - Burnside Bridge, Spanning Willamette River at Burnside Street, Portland, Multnomah County, OR
  • Bridges of Portland - Ray Bottenberg, Arcadia Publishing, 2007
  • The Portland Bridge Book - Sharon Wood Wortman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 2001
  • Wikipedia - Burnside Bridge
  • Douglas Butler
  • Andrew Raker
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com