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May 15, 2019

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wow! I didn't know the bridges were that old?

john, none of the bridges in the picture crosses the Willamette today.

The current Hawthorne Bridge was built in 1910. It was also renamed at that time. Previously it had been named the Madison Bridge after Madison Street on the west side of the river.

The Morrison (Street) Bridge in the picture was built in 1887. The current bridge was built in 1958 to replace the second Morrison Bridge built in 1905. The 1887 bridge was the first to cross the Willamette.

The current Burnside Bridge was built in 1924 to replace the previous Burnside Bridge that was opened in 1894.

The Steel Bridge was built in 1912 to replace an 1888 bridge.

John photo gives a date of 1894, but the oldest bridge still in use over the Willamette river is the Hawthorne bridge which was built in 1910.

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