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“Bridge the Moon”
Review of St. Johns Bridge

St. Johns Bridge
Ranked #12 of 452 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

An architectural marvel, the bridge has carried traffic since about 1931. While seeing the graceful arches from Cathedral Park is wonderful, and the view from the center span is breathtaking, I'm happy to share yet another view... this one from the center of the Willamette River. On a beautiful late summer evening the moon decided to play "touch me" with the bridge and got itself tangled up with the tower.
A unique feature of the bridge is that its west outlet takes travelers to the heart of Portland's Forest Park, a natural wonder in its own right. Trailheads and limited parking are off Germantown Road, one of the branch roads off the outlet. If hiking in natural areas is your thing, the St. Johns Bridge will get you there.
Birds of all sorts find roosts in the steelwork- falcon, swift, and many others. Nearby, on pole pilings, you'll find osprey nests, too. This, all in the center of a heavy industrial area below the bridge. It's as though you're above it all, and you are. Take a walk across the bridge, or if available, a cruise on the river underneath the arches. You too, might be able to capture the moon!

Thank StephenFFowler
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Bridges are symbols as well as a means of getting over an obstacle. The St. John's Bridge is what a bridge should look like and it certainly does its job. It is actually pretty as seen from any angle. It is worth going to see it and comparing it to others.

Thank Maconthemove
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

Portlands prettiest bridge. Take the time to visit cathedral park at the base. TThe concrete footings are awesome, as well as seeing the steel structure from underneath.

Thank msstenny
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

The view below the bridge was very nice in the afternoon. I saw a lot of couple, family and brides took a photo session in the day when I came.

Park nearby , called Cathedral Park, was clean and well maintained.

Thank Ika C
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Great views--you have to include this in your Portland bridge tour. It's a great vantage point and a good spot to loop around to the other side of the river and head back to the city.

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