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St. Johns Bridge



St. Johns Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff



Street Views 


Suspension bridge over Willamette River on US 30 Bypass in Portland
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1931
- David B. Steinman of New York, New York (Engineer)
- Gilpin Construction (Contractor)
- Holton D. Robinson of Massena, New York (Engineer)
- John A. Roebling's Sons Co. of Roebling, New Jersey (Cable Design/Fabrication)
- Lindstrom & Feigenson of Portland, Oregon (Contractor)
- Robinson & Steinman of New York, New York (Engineering Firm)
Wire suspension
Length of largest span: 1,207.0 ft.
Total length: 3,606.1 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.58542, -122.76389   (decimal degrees)
45°35'08" N, 122°45'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/518418/5048013 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
OR 06497 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 29896 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 15, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Painted green"
  • October 19, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 4, 2010: New photos from Michael Goff
  • September 8, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • August 18, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • July 8, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • July 1, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff: Updated information
  • June 25, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff

Related Bridges 


  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER OR-40 - St. John's Bridge, Spans Willamette River at US Highway 30, Portland, Multnomah County, OR
  • Nathan Holth
  • Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon - Dwight A. Smith, James B. Norman & Pieter T. Dykman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989
  • Bridges of Portland - Ray Bottenberg, Arcadia Publishing, 2007
  • The Portland Bridge Book - Sharon Wood Wortman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 2001
  • Wikipedia - St. Johns Bridge
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


St. Johns Bridge
Posted July 29, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

OK, this is rather unfair. A whole swarm of people are dangling from this bridge and the police don't interfere?! That isn't a typical experience with police that a historic bridge photographer might experience when engaging in such legitimate activities such as climbing up or under a large bridge for the purpose of proper photo-documentation. I have been escorted off large bridges merely for WALKING ON THE DECK.

Ironically, the article says the police DID shut the sidewalks down. So the people were allowed to dangle, but you couldn't walk on the bridge?


St. Johns Bridge
Posted March 20, 2014, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thought this video of a laser scan flythough should be linked here -