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1st Morison street bridge

Photos 

Swing span in semi opened position.

Photo taken by Leslie R Trick

BH Photo #416145

Map 

Description 

The Morrison Bridge was Portland's first bridge across the Willamette, completed in 1887, . At its opening, it was the longest bridge west of the Mississippi. It was considered a wooden swing-span structure, though it appears some steel may have used in the span that opened. It was replaced in 1905 by a second swing-span bridge, which was itself replaced by the current Morrison Bridge in 1958.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Willamette river on Morrison street
Location
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1887 replaced 1905
Design
Timberapproaches to swing span truss spans with a steel truss swing span.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.51858, -122.66900   (decimal degrees)
45°31'07" N, 122°40'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/525851/5040613 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 80037 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,281)
Built 1887 (198)
Built during 1880s (1,670)
Continuous (1,994)
Lost (19,103)
Lost 1905 (24)
Lost during 1900s (232)
Movable (2,730)
Multnomah County, Oregon (106)
Oregon (928)
Portland, Oregon (66)
Replaced by new bridge (12,668)
Swing (1,267)
Truss (29,641)

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 11, 2018: Added by Leslie R trick

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Leslie R trick
  • Douglas Butler