List of crossings of the Willamette River

This is a list of bridges and other crossings of the Willamette River in the U.S. state of Oregon from the Columbia River upstream to the confluence of the Middle Fork Willamette River and Coast Fork Willamette River. This confluence, at 44°01′24″N 123°01′26″W / 44.023318°N 123.023897°W / 44.023318; -123.023897 (Willamette River source), is considered the source of the Willamette River.

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Aerial view of crossings in downtown Portland

PortlandEdit

Image Crossing Carries Location River mile Year built Coordinates
 
St. Johns Bridge  
 
US 30 Byp., sidewalks
Portland 5.8 1931 45°35′07″N 122°45′52″W / 45.58528°N 122.76444°W / 45.58528; -122.76444 (St. Johns Bridge)
 
Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge 5.1 BNSF Railway Portland 7.0 1908 45°34′36″N 122°44′51″W / 45.57667°N 122.74750°W / 45.57667; -122.74750 (Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge 5.1)
West Side CSO Tunnel intercepted sewage overflow Portland 10.0 2003 45°33′0″N 122°41′52″W / 45.55000°N 122.69778°W / 45.55000; -122.69778 (West Side CSO Tunnel)
 
Fremont Bridge    I-405 / US 30 Portland 11.1 1973 45°32′16″N 122°40′59″W / 45.53778°N 122.68306°W / 45.53778; -122.68306 (Fremont Bridge)
 
Broadway Bridge Broadway; Portland Streetcar;
sidewalks
Portland 11.7 1913 45°31′55″N 122°40′27″W / 45.53194°N 122.67417°W / 45.53194; -122.67417 (Broadway Bridge)
 
Steel Bridge Union Pacific Railway
Amtrak
MAX Light Rail
Glisan Street, sidewalks, Interstate Avenue
Eastbank Esplanade (lower level),
formerly Harbor Drive (former   OR 99W)
Portland 12.1 1912 45°31′39″N 122°40′09″W / 45.52750°N 122.66917°W / 45.52750; -122.66917 (Steel Bridge)
 
Burnside Bridge Burnside Street, sidewalks Portland 12.4 1926 45°31′23″N 122°40′03″W / 45.52306°N 122.66750°W / 45.52306; -122.66750 (Burnside Bridge)
 
Morrison Bridge Morrison Street, sidewalks Portland 12.8 1958 45°31′04″N 122°40′11″W / 45.51778°N 122.66972°W / 45.51778; -122.66972 (Morrison Bridge)
 
Hawthorne Bridge Hawthorne Boulevard, sidewalks Portland 13.1 1910 45°30′47″N 122°40′14″W / 45.51306°N 122.67056°W / 45.51306; -122.67056 (Hawthorne Bridge)
 
Marquam Bridge   I-5 Portland 13.5 1966 45°30′29″N 122°40′09″W / 45.50806°N 122.66917°W / 45.50806; -122.66917 (Marquam Bridge)
 
Tilikum Crossing TriMet MAX Orange Line and buses, Portland Streetcar, cycle lane, sidewalks Portland 13.8 2015 45°30′18″N 122°40′01″W / 45.5049°N 122.6670°W / 45.5049; -122.6670 (Tilikum Crossing)
 
Ross Island Bridge   US 26 (Powell Boulevard), sidewalks Portland 14.0 1926 45°30′04″N 122°39′52″W / 45.50111°N 122.66444°W / 45.50111; -122.66444 (Ross Island Bridge)
 
Sellwood Bridge Tacoma Street, sidewalks Portland 16.5 2016 45°27′52″N 122°39′56″W / 45.46444°N 122.66556°W / 45.46444; -122.66556 (Sellwood Bridge)

Northern Willamette ValleyEdit

Image Crossing Carries Location River mile Year built Coordinates
 
Lake Oswego Railroad Bridge Portland and Western Railroad Lake Oswego/Milwaukie 20.0 1910 45°25′30″N 122°39′17″W / 45.42500°N 122.65472°W / 45.42500; -122.65472 (Lake Oswego Railroad Bridge)
 
Abernethy Bridge   I-205 Oregon City 25.0 1970 45°21′52″N 122°36′15″W / 45.36444°N 122.60417°W / 45.36444; -122.60417 (Abernethy Bridge)
 
Oregon City Bridge   OR 43, sidewalks Oregon City 26.0 1922 45°21′32″N 122°36′35″W / 45.35889°N 122.60972°W / 45.35889; -122.60972 (Oregon City Bridge)
2 sets of aerial electric cable crossings West Linn/Canby 30.0 45°19′04″N 122°39′57″W / 45.31774°N 122.66585°W / 45.31774; -122.66585 (2 sets of aerial electric cable crossings)
aerial electric power for the Canby Ferry Canby 34.37 45°18′00″N 122°41′31″W / 45.30009°N 122.69192°W / 45.30009; -122.69192 (aerial electric power for the Canby Ferry)
 
Canby Ferry SW Mountain Rd (on the north), N Locust St (on the south) Canby 34.4 1914 45°18′00″N 122°41′34″W / 45.30011°N 122.69273°W / 45.30011; -122.69273 (Canby Ferry)
aerial electric cable crossing Molalla River State Park 35.98 45°18′08″N 122°43′19″W / 45.30214°N 122.72207°W / 45.30214; -122.72207 (aerial electric cable crossing)
 
Boone Bridge   I-5 Wilsonville 38.5 1954 45°17′31″N 122°46′10″W / 45.29194°N 122.76944°W / 45.29194; -122.76944 (Boone Bridge)
 
Wilsonville railroad bridge Portland & Western Railroad Wilsonville 38.5 1975 45°17′35″N 122°46′35″W / 45.29306°N 122.77639°W / 45.29306; -122.77639 (rail bridge)
 
Oregon Route 219 bridge   OR 219 Newberg 48.3 1958 45°16′04″N 122°56′36″W / 45.26778°N 122.94333°W / 45.26778; -122.94333 (Oregon Route 219 bridge)
 
Champoeg Road bridge Pipeline
(Prior to 1958, carried OR 219, between the north ends of Riverside Road and Champoeg Road in Marion County and the south end of Wynooski Street in Newberg. Replaced an earlier ferry between Champoeg Road and the south end of Dog Ridge Road, about 1200 feet (366 meters) west of the current highway bridge.)
Newberg 50.0 45°17′02″N 122°57′44″W / 45.28377°N 122.96222°W / 45.28377; -122.96222 (Champoeg Road bridge)

Middle Willamette ValleyEdit

Image Crossing Carries Location River mile Year built Coordinates
 
Wheatland Ferry Wheatland Road Wheatland 72.0 1844 45°05′25″N 123°02′42″W / 45.09028°N 123.04500°W / 45.09028; -123.04500 (Wheatland Ferry)
 
Union Street Railroad Bridge (formerly) Black Rock Rail Line, (currently) pedestrians, bicycles, emergency vehicles Salem 84.1 1913 44°56′50″N 123°02′30″W / 44.94722°N 123.04167°W / 44.94722; -123.04167 (Union Street Railroad Bridge)
 
Marion Street Bridge   OR 22 west (Marion Street) Salem 84.4 1952 44°56′45″N 123°02′33″W / 44.94583°N 123.04250°W / 44.94583; -123.04250 (Marion Street Bridge)
 
Center Street Bridge   OR 22 east (Center Street) Salem 84.5 1918 44°56′42″N 123°02′36″W / 44.94500°N 123.04333°W / 44.94500; -123.04333 (Center Street Bridge)
Independence Street Bridge River Road South, sidewalks Independence 97.1 1950 44°50′44″N 123°10′47″W / 44.84556°N 123.17972°W / 44.84556; -123.17972 (Independence Street Bridge)
 
Buena Vista Ferry Buena Vista Road Buena Vista 106.0 1851 44°46′12″N 123°08′45″W / 44.77000°N 123.14583°W / 44.77000; -123.14583 (Buena Vista Ferry)
 
Toledo District Willamette Bridge Portland and Western Railroad/Toledo District Albany 119.7 44°38′27″N 123°05′48″W / 44.64085°N 123.09677°W / 44.64085; -123.09677 (Toledo District Willamette Bridge)
Lyon Street Bridge   US 20 north (Lyon Street), sidewalk Albany 120.0 1971 44°38′21″N 123°06′21″W / 44.63917°N 123.10587°W / 44.63917; -123.10587 (Lyon Street Bridge)
 
Ellsworth Street Bridge   US 20 south (Ellsworth Street), sidewalks Albany 120.1 1925 44°38′21″N 123°06′24″W / 44.63924°N 123.10666°W / 44.63924; -123.10666 (Ellsworth Street Bridge)
 
Harrison Street Bridge   OR 34 west (Harrison Street), bicycle lane, sidewalk Corvallis 131.5 1964 44°33′58″N 123°15′22″W / 44.5661°N 123.25622°W / 44.5661; -123.25622 (Harrison Street Bridge)
 
Van Buren Street Bridge   OR 34 east (Van Buren Street), sidewalk Corvallis 131.5 1913 44°33′55″N 123°15′23″W / 44.56541°N 123.25652°W / 44.56541; -123.25652 (Van Buren Street Bridge)
 
Corvallis Bypass Bridge   OR 34 Bypass Corvallis 132.95 1992 44°33′29″N 123°15′36″W / 44.55814°N 123.25987°W / 44.55814; -123.25987 (Corvallis Bypass Bridge)

Southern Willamette ValleyEdit

Image Crossing Carries Location River mile Year built Coordinates
OR 99E bridge   OR 99E, sidewalk Harrisburg 161.2 1925 44°16′01″N 123°10′29″W / 44.26708°N 123.17483°W / 44.26708; -123.17483 (Oregon Route 99E bridge)
rail bridge; former drawbridge (vertical-lift type) Portland and Western Railroad Junction City 162.7 44°14′55″N 123°10′31″W / 44.24864°N 123.17538°W / 44.24864; -123.17538 (rail bridge)
rail bridge; former drawbridge (swing-span type) Union Pacific Railroad
Amtrak
Junction City 162.8 44°14′53″N 123°10′28″W / 44.24815°N 123.17451°W / 44.24815; -123.17451 (rail bridge)
Beltline Highway (westbound), sidewalk   OR 569 west Eugene 178.2 1961 44°05′43″N 123°06′23″W / 44.09525°N 123.10651°W / 44.09525; -123.10651 (Beltline Highway (westbound))
Beltline Highway (eastbound)   OR 569 east Eugene 178.2 1966 44°05′43″N 123°06′24″W / 44.09519°N 123.10666°W / 44.09519; -123.10666 (Beltline Highway (eastbound))
 
Owosso Bicycle Bridge Eugene 178.7 44°05′31″N 123°06′58″W / 44.09185°N 123.11609°W / 44.09185; -123.11609 (Owosso Bicycle Bridge)
 
Greenway Bicycle Bridge Eugene 180.6 1978 44°04′03″N 123°06′42″W / 44.06750°N 123.11175°W / 44.06750; -123.11175 (Greenway Bicycle Bridge)
Washington-Jefferson Street Bridge    I-105 / OR 126 Eugene 181.2 1960 44°03′50″N 123°06′03″W / 44.06391°N 123.10076°W / 44.06391; -123.10076 (Washington-Jefferson Street Bridge)
 
Ferry Street Bridge Coburg Road
Ruth Bascom Bike Path
Eugene 182.2 1950 44°03′29″N 123°05′02″W / 44.05794°N 123.08391°W / 44.05794; -123.08391 (Ferry Street Bridge)
 
Peter DeFazio Bicycle Bridge Eugene 182.35 2000 44°03′25″N 123°05′01″W / 44.05691°N 123.08352°W / 44.05691; -123.08352 (Peter DeFazio Bicycle Bridge)
 
Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge[1] Eugene 182.7 1970 44°03′06″N 123°04′17″W / 44.05160°N 123.07127°W / 44.05160; -123.07127 (Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge)
Knickerbocker Bicycle Bridge Eugene 183.8 1978 44°02′43″N 123°03′08″W / 44.04529°N 123.05214°W / 44.04529; -123.05214 (Knickerbocker Bicycle Bridge)
 
Whilamut Passage Bridge (west span)   I-5 south Eugene 183.91 2011 44°02′43″N 123°03′00″W / 44.04540°N 123.05010°W / 44.04540; -123.05010 (Whilamut Passage Bridge)
 
Whilamut Passage Bridge (east span)   I-5 north Eugene 183.92 2013[2] 44°02′44″N 123°02′58″W / 44.04550°N 123.04958°W / 44.04550; -123.04958 (Whilamut Passage Bridge)
 
Springfield Bridge (north span)  
 
OR 126 Bus. west (Main Street), sidewalks
Springfield 185.25 1950 44°02′44″N 123°01′39″W / 44.04544°N 123.02743°W / 44.04544; -123.02743 (Springfield Bridge (north span))
 
Springfield Bridge (south span)  
 
OR 126 Bus. east (South "A" Street), sidewalk
Springfield 185.3 44°02′42″N 123°01′38″W / 44.04511°N 123.02718°W / 44.04511; -123.02718 (Springfield Bridge (south span))
 
Southern Pacific Rail bridge Union Pacific Railroad
Amtrak
Springfield 185.4 1891

44°02′35″N 123°01′34″W / 44.04308°N 123.02615°W / 44.04308; -123.02615 (Southern Pacific Rail bridge)

Former crossingsEdit

Image Crossing Carried Location River mile Year built Coordinates
 
Madison Street Bridge[n 1] Madison Street Portland 13.1 1891, 1900[n 1] 45°30′48″N 122°40′15″W / 45.51333°N 122.67083°W / 45.51333; -122.67083 (former Madison Street Bridge)
 
Boones Ferry Boones Ferry Road Wilsonville 38.9 1847 45°17′35″N 122°46′30″W / 45.29312°N 122.775038°W / 45.29312; -122.775038 (Boones Ferry (1847–1959))

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Two former bridges over the Willamette River in Portland were named the Madison Street Bridge. Together, they were active from 1891 to 1909.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Edward Russo (September 15, 2009). "Popular river crossing renamed". The Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon. p. B1.
  2. ^ "Whilamut Passage Bridge Opens". KEZI.com. August 8, 2013. Archived from the original on September 30, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Hawthorne Bridge: Spanning Willamette River on Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon" (PDF). Historic American Engineering Record, National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. p. 2. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Old Span Wrecked; Madison Bridge in Six Weeks Will Be Only Memory". The Morning Oregonian. August 2, 1909. p. 14. Retrieved August 18, 2016.

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