Interstate Bridge, circa 1915

Today marks 100 years since the opening of the Interstate Bridge. Here is an image of the bridge from an Oregon and vicinity souvenir book, circa 1915. For more information on the bridge please click here.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2004-002.1468.

City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2004-002.1468.

 

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4 thoughts on “Interstate Bridge, circa 1915

  1. My apologies to all who love anything old, but I for one hope this bridge is replaced with something much more efficient ,safer and aesthetically pleasing. The sooner the better.

  2. Interesting to note that a streetcar/tracks are on the bridge. During the debates for the new crossing some/many people did not want light rail. Also, when this bridge was opened, it was tolled. That, too, was rejected in planning for the new bridge. Perhaps the people of yesteryear were more foreward thinking than today.

  3. We do not need a replacement bridge, we need an additional and higher bridge. Replacing six lanes with six lanes does does not do much to relieve congestion ~

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