Hawthorne Bridge

Location -
S.W. Hawthorne Bridge, Portland, OR 97214
Neighborhood - Hawthorne

Categories - Attractions, See and Do, Outdoor Adventures

Rising from the ashes of the original Madison Bridge (which was destroyed in a 1902 fire), the Hawthorne Bridge is the oldest vertical lift bridge still in operation in America. In 1998, the city funded a $22 million upgrade, including a new coat of nontoxic paint and broadening of the sidewalks, making it the busiest bicycle transit bridge in the city. The Hawthorne became even better for pedestrians and cyclists in 2001, when it was connected to the Eastbank Esplanade and Springwater on the Willamette trails.