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St. Johns Bridge


St. Johns Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff


BH Photo #180762

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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
OR 06497 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 29896 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2023: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • August 17, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 14, 2022: New photos from Mike Garland
  • February 8, 2022: New photos from Mike Goff
  • July 26, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • July 15, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • October 26, 2018: New photo from Mike Goff
  • April 5, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • December 6, 2017: New photo from Patrick Schmit
  • 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
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Richard Doody
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


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 -