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Morrison Bridge


Morrison Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on July 6, 2008


BH Photo #116649


Street Views 


Bascule bridge over Willamette River on Morrison Street in Portland
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1958
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Steel Erector)
- Manson Construction (Contractor)
- Moffatt, Nichol and Taylor (Engineers)
- Sverdrup & Parcel of St. Louis, Missouri (Designer)
Double leaf Chicago style bascule lift
Length of largest span: 339.9 ft.
Total length: 759.9 ft.
Deck width: 78.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.6 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 14, 2012
Also called
Morrison Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.51750, -122.66972   (decimal degrees)
45°31'03" N, 122°40'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/525795/5040493 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
OR 02758 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
NRHP 12000933 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 29882 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 53.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • March 15, 2018: New photos from John Bernhisel
  • October 29, 2014: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 17, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • September 8, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • July 10, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff
  • July 8, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • July 7, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff

Related Bridges 


  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER OR-100 - Morrison Bridge, Spanning Willamette River on Morrison & Alder Stre, Portland, Multnomah County, OR
  • Bridges of Portland - Ray Bottenberg, Arcadia Publishing, 2007
  • The Portland Bridge Book - Sharon Wood Wortman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 2001
  • Wikipedia - Morrison Street Bridge
  • Douglas Butler
  • Andrew Raker
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Bernhisel - Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Richard Doody


Morrison Street Bridge
Posted October 25, 2007, by Kevin Boyle (keb [at] obec [dot] com)

Your site lists Clackamas County for this bridge when in fact it is entirely in downtown Portland in Multnomah County.