First - bridge across the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 45° 31.039 W 122° 40.309
10T E 525632 N 5040472
Quick Description: First - bridge across the Willamette River was located at the foot of W. Morrison Street. Dedicated April 12, 1887, the wood truss swing span bridge was the longest bridge west of the Mississippi.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 5/6/2007 9:34:46 AM
Waymark Code: WM1GQA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Super_Nate
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Long Description:


First - bridge across the Willamette River was located at the foot of W. Morrison Street. Dedicated April 12, 1887, the wood truss swing span bridge was the longest bridge west of the Mississippi. It was operated manually by two men on calm days; four men when it was windy. It was a one way toll bridge. Fare: Horse drawn rig 15 cents, Team of horses 20 cents, and Pedestrian 5 cents. It became toll free in 1895. Information derived from historic plaque.

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FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 04/12/1887

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