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 report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56.3 (out of 100) View more at BridgeReports.com
May 15, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
October 26, 2018: New photo from Mike Goff
April 5, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
March 15, 2018: New photos from John Bernhisel
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