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Burnside Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Transfer ferry Tacoma passing though Burnside bridge

Photo taken by Leslie R Trick

BH Photo #416161

Map 

Description 

Construction of the Burnside Bridge began in November 1892, and the bridge opened on July 4, 1894. It was a swing-span truss bridge made of wrought iron and steel.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Truss bridge over Willamette river on Burnside St
Location
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1894,replaced and 2 spans relocated in 1926.
Builders
- Bullen Bridge Co. of Pueblo, Colorado [also known as Pueblo Bridge Co.]
- W.B. Chase (head engineer)
Design
Truss
Dimensions
Total length: 1,621.0 ft.
Also called
1st Burnside bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.52354, -122.66773   (decimal degrees)
45°31'25" N, 122°40'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/525948/5041165 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portland
Inventory number
BH 80040 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 11, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected builder to pre-existing category.
  • January 11, 2018: Updated by Leslie R trick: Added category "Relocated"

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Sources 

  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler