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“Easy Walk, Beautiful Bridge, Great View”

Vancouver Land Bridge
Ranked #7 of 54 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Junction City, Oregon, United States
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Easy Walk, Beautiful Bridge, Great View”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

The Vancouver Land Bridge - as you drive down Hwy 14 (either direction) you would never realize the overpass with trees on it is anything special... well it is! Closest and easiest way to reach the land bridge is to park in the public lot on SE Columbia Way across from the entrance to the Old Apple Tree Park and Vancouver Land Bridge. A short walk through a tunnel under the railroad tracks and you are now in the beautiful Old Apple Tree Park (where you'll find the oldest apple tree in the territory). From the park you can enter the bridge. The bridge is fun and easy to walk (slight incline as it rises one hundred feet from the park to the top where it crosses Hwy 14). There are areas to stop and rest as you go if you need a break. Lots of plants along the sides makes it an inviting oasis above a freeway! During our visit - the Humane Society'5k walk/run with dogs was going on... so we not only got to enjoy the bridge and park, we got to see lots of dogs and their owners. We had a great time.

Visited May 2014
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Grapeview, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
557 reviews
241 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“A Unique Bridge”
Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

This is a nice connector between the river walk adjacent to the Columbia River and the Fort Vancouver area. It has interpretive signs about the history of the area and good views of the river, Fort Vancouver, Pearson Air Park, and Mount Hood on a clear day. Nice to have a safe and scenic way to get across a very busy highway.

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VANCOUVER
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“a bridge to almost nowhere”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

This is a bit of a strange bridge because of location. It goes from a parking lot over a interstate highway to an old apple tree. The tree is thought to be the oldest living apple tree in the Northwest and looks it. one can walk further down a trail to the Fort Vancouver Historical site but they have a more convenient parking lot in the front of it. So why the high rating and why even it's existence? Well it's because it was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and designed by the same gal who designed the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC. It is a beautiful sweeping bridge with lots of interesting curves and a bit of history plaques and pictures embedded in it. It's controversial because of it's location and because it cost a reported fourteen million dollars. But I look at it as a functional work of sculpture and thus the four star rating. Art is in the eye of the beholder and tax payer.

Visited November 2013
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vancouver Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lies lies you tell”
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Well here I was happy to take my kiddos for a walk on this nice long looking bridge !! And to have it be a big disappointment it was nothing like the picture shown blah blah big let down

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Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
“Wonderful Use of Planning and Resources”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The pedestrian land bridge is innovative, beautiful and functional. I wish every city had the foresight to build these bridges.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Irene M
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