Hawthorne Bridge Ramp, 1957

Finishing touches are being made to the Hawthorne Bridge ramp on the east side of the bridge. The ramp will put Hawthorne Blvd. above grade from the bridge head over to Grand Avenue, allowing rail and street traffic to flow without disrupting east-west traffic.

A2005-001.304 Hawthorne Bridge ramp construction west from SE Grand Ave and Madison St 1957(City of Portland Archives)

Hawthorne Bridge Approaches, 1958

The westbound (right) and eastbound elevated approaches to the Hawthorne Bridge were only one year old at the time of this 1958 photo. Union Avenue southbound passes through the center of the photo and the bridge itself can be seen in the distant right.

(City of Portland Archives)