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I-5 - Columbia River Bridge (SB)


I-5 - Interestate Bridge (Southbound)

from the northwest facing the southbound bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff

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BH Photo #227934

Street Views 


Vertical lift Parker through truss bridge over Columbia River on Southbound I-5
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, and Clark County, Washington
Open to traffic
Built 1958
- Guy F. Atkinson Co. (Contractor)
- P. Mervyn Stephenson (Bridge Engineer)
Vertical lift with Parker through trusses
Length of largest span: 530.9 ft.
Total length: 3,538.2 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.61806, -122.67556   (decimal degrees)
45°37'05" N, 122°40'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/525294/5051663 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
OR 07333 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 51746 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2018: New photos from Mike Goff
  • January 24, 2018: New photos from Mike Garland
  • January 19, 2018: New photos from Mike Garland
  • October 16, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 4, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 19, 2012: Added by Michael Goff

Related Bridges 



I-5 - Interstate Bridge (Southbound)
Posted October 10, 2018, by Leslie R Trick (Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well Lawmakers are back talking about replacement it would be bad to see this bridge replaced by a UCEB.


I-5 - Interstate Bridge (Southbound)
Posted April 12, 2017, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I found this while going through some of my grandparents old trinkets. These tokens were used after the construction of the southbound bridge in 1958 and the toll was lifted in 1966.

I-5 - Interstate Bridge (Southbound)
Posted August 6, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

Interstate Bridge drawing Southbound.

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