The Hawthrone Bridge is the oldest operational vertical lift bridge in the United States and the oldest large span highway bridge in Oregon. It is also the busiest bicycle and transit bridge in Oregon, with over 4,800 cyclists and 750 Tri-Met buses daily.
Length of largest span: 251.0 ft.
Total length: 1,382.9 ft.
Deck width: 43.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 14, 2012
Hawthorne Street Bridge
Hawthorne Blvd. Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.51306, -122.67083(decimal degrees) 45°30'47" N, 122°40'15" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
OR 02757 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
NRHP 12000932 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 29877 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9) Superstructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9) Substructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9) Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 56.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
January 12, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added streetcar info
December 15, 2017: New photo from Mike Garland
November 22, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
June 8, 2017: New photos from Mike Garland
March 24, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
September 19, 2016: New photos from Dave King
July 27, 2016: New photos from Mike Garland
July 21, 2016: New photos from Mike Garland
October 29, 2014: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
October 14, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
July 10, 2014: New photo from Andrew Raker
January 30, 2014: New photos from Mike Goff
September 8, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff