Building Oregon

Hawthorne Bridge (Portland, Oregon)

Title
Hawthorne Bridge (Portland, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Creator
Waddell, J. A. L. (John Alexander Low), 1854-1938 Waddell and Harrington United Engineering & Construction CompanyCompany Robert Wakefield & Company
Photographer
Davis, C. Gilman (Charles Gilman), 1918-1979
Creator Display
John Alexander Waddell (engineer, 1854-1938) Waddell & Harrington (engineer) United Engineering & Construction Company (builder/contractor) Robert Wakefield & Company (builder/contractor)
Description
This image is included in Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, a digital collection which provides documentation about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.
View
exterior
Provenance
Design Library, University of Oregon Libraries
Temporal
1900-1909
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works views (visual works) exterior views bridges (built works)
Latitude
45.509633
Longitude
-122.676104
Location
Portland >> Clackamas County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Multnomah County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Oregon >> West >> United States United States
Street Address
1200 Southwest Harbor Drive
Date
1909
View Date
1973
Identifier
pna_13417
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Rights Holder
University of Oregon
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon
Note
"The oldest remaining trans-Willamette River bridge in Portland, Oregon, the Hawthorne Bridge was built between 1909 and 1910 and opened to traffic on December 19, 1910. Spanning the Willamette River at River Mile 13.1 in downtown Portland, it is situated just upstream from the Morrison Bridge, within the core of the central commercial district of the city. A steel through-truss with a vertical-lift section, the Hawthorne Bridge measures 1,169.89 feet long, not including the approach spans. Its 205'-10 " vertical-lift section was the longest built at that time, and the bridge is the oldest example of vertical-lift bridge technology in the United States. The bridge was designed by the notable engineering firm of Waddell & Harrington. The Hawthorne Bridge, retains substantial integrity with respect to its original design and construction, and under the ownership of Multnomah County has been expertly maintained and modified." Source: National Register Nomination.