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Madison Street Bridge (1st)

Photos 

Streetcar Inez pulled from Willamette River at Madison street bridge disaster

Photo taken by Leslie R trick

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BH Photo #416165

Map 

Description 

this was the 3rd bridge built in Portland it was replaced in 1900 by the 2nd Madison street bridge The bridge is also the site of the infamous Madison bridge disaster.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss swing bridge over Willamette river on Madison Ave now Hawthorne street.
Location
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1891 Rebuilt into second bridge 1900
Builder
- Pacific Bridge Co. of Portland, Oregon
Railroads
- East Side Railway
- Streetcar
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.51346, -122.67066   (decimal degrees)
45°30'48" N, 122°40'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/525724/5040045 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portland
Inventory number
BH 80042 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2018: New photo from Leslie R trick
  • March 21, 2018: New photo from Leslie R Trick
  • January 12, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder and truss type
  • January 12, 2018: Updated by Leslie R trick: separated 1st and 2nd bride into separate categories
  • January 11, 2018: Updated by Leslie R trick: Added more to description.

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Leslie R Trick
  • Luke

Comments 

Madison street bridges 1st
Posted January 12, 2018, by Luke

No problem, you're new to the site so you don't know the ins/outs/quirks yet.

Madison street bridges 1st and 2nd
Posted January 12, 2018, by Leslie R trick

Alright thank you for the advice Luke I appreciate your comment about keeping up the good work i did that because the bridges were built on the same piers but one replaced another so they are two separate bridges.

Madison street bridges 1st and 2nd
Posted January 12, 2018, by Luke

Leslie, each iteration of a bridge should be its own entry.

You could convert one of the duplicates you added to be for the second iteration of the Madison Street Bridge.

https://bridgehunter.com/or/multnomah/bh80037/

https://bridgehunter.com/or/multnomah/bh80033/

Keep up the good work.