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City of Bridges

One of the nicknames for Portland is Bridgetown. Located on near the confluence of the Columbia River and the Willamette River, Portland has got lots of bridges, many of which have become historic landmarks for the city. Most of them span the Willamette River, which flows through the heart of the city.

When I took this photo I was standing on Steel Bridge (approximately on the same spot as for my previous photo, but looking in the opposite direction). I will post a photo of this bridge later. Seen here are Broadway Bridge, a bascule bridge, built in 1913, which is still the longest span for this type of bascule bridge in the world. The other one is Fremont Bridge, a tied-arch bridge, built in 1973. It carries Interstate 405, on two decks, connecting downtown and North Portland, where it intersects with Interstate 5 (which runs north-south from the Canadian to the Mexican border). The bridge has got the longest span of any bridge in Oregon and is the second-longest tied-arch bridge in the world.

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/800 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 3338/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-07-24 11:12
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1538 kb

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