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Address: Connects Interstate Highway 5 with Interstate 405 and Highway 30, Portland, OR 97209
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A Gigantic Landmark Spanning The Willamette River

The Fremont Bridge is a steel tied-arch bridge that is the most recognizable bridge in Portland, Oregon. It spans the Willamette River connecting downtown to North Portland. It... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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Portland, Oregon
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Columbia, Missouri
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An arch shaped bridge that carries freeway traffic on two levels, somewhat north of downtown Portland. It's a nice classic shaped bridge but it's no Golden Gate. I like it because the views of downtown Portland to the south are excellent (you're over 500 feet in the air with nothing blocking your view) and at a diagonal so you can... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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269 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Fremont Bridge is a steel tied-arch bridge that is the most recognizable bridge in Portland, Oregon. It spans the Willamette River connecting downtown to North Portland. It has the longest main span of all the bridges in Oregon. And was modeled after the original Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Fremont Bridge has teo decks with four... More 

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United States
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104 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This bridge is picturesque when viewed from afar. Otherwise, it is just a bridge, heavily used by commuters, and of minimal tourist interest outside of those interested in civil engineering or bridge design. Although the arch may be reminiscent of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Fremont Bridge is not designed for daily pedestrian access and there are no climbing tours... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

When this bridge was finished in the early 70's anyone who wanted could walk across to celebrate. BEST VIEWS of docks, city, mountains. Someone else should be driving if you want to take in the view from a car. Top level is Southbound, Northbound lane is beneath, so limited views.

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Canberra, Australia
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1,498 reviews
548 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

This high bridge offers great views of Portland. This bridge is modern and adds some hip interest to the Portland skyline.

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Talent, Oregon
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

It's quite the view for up there! I found it impressive when I realized that I was driving through the air at a height greater than any of the buildings in Portland. ...okay, so that might be a tad hyperbolic and overly-inclusive.

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Titusville
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1,618 reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

I crossed this bridge coming down the freeway looking for our exit to the RV Park, so driving a large RV while towing does not provide sightseeing time; however, my copilot wife said the views were wonderful as the traffic was quite slow. I guess this is the highest bridge in Portland, the city of bridges. Once settled we took... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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178 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

This the highest bridge in Portland...Years ago, I always want to drive on this bridge right on the first day that I decided to live in this great city...I finally found the way after several tries and WOW the view from this bridge was magnificent!!!You can see the city of Portland downtown buildings to the south and the riverside business... More 

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Gearhart, Oregon
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468 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012 via mobile

This bridge carries freeway traffic so normally the driver should be paying attention to the road. If you are a passenger there are beautiful views of the Wilamette river in both directions. There's tend leads you to an industrial area that is becoming gentrified. The east end takes you to neighborhoods of shops and dining establishments along with less desirable... More 

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