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Address: Connects Portland and Vancouver via Interstate 5, Vancouver, WA 98660
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Busy gateway between two states

The I-5 Corridor is a main artery of transit up and down the west coast. It is not surprising that this bridge suffers from heavy traffic as it could stand to be twice as wide as... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Again our elected leaders have failed us. Millions spend on needless studies. They could have fixed this problem by now. I try to avoid this rout and now mostly use I205. I traveled across this bridge most of my life. It is always dangerous and crowded and slow. I finally moved to WA. That was the best choice. There is... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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487 reviews
256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just another run of the mill ugly bridges. Drive across it and one says "whaaaaaa? It is an ugly just functional bridge. The only reason to go see it is if you have to cross it to get somewhere.

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Thank Robert L
Vancouver, Washington
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The I-5 Corridor is a main artery of transit up and down the west coast. It is not surprising that this bridge suffers from heavy traffic as it could stand to be twice as wide as it is. There has been much controversy over replacement and no real progress. That said, if you check your traffic app before you go... More 

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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is a great view of Mount Hood, on a clear day, while traveling over the Columbia River. Enjoying the view from a car is difficult though, as traffic can be so absolutely terrible at this spot. If you are traveling across the I-5 Interstate Bridge, when you don't have to go to work or fulfill an appointment, choose your... More 

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Thank James B
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140 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

It's an ugly old bridge that's living on borrowed time, you MUST drive over it if you want to go anywhere interesting around here, and taking a look to check it out while driving at 60MPH would be plain idiocy! It's cool to get stuck on it on a summer's afternoon when you are not trying to get anywhere in... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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837 reviews
345 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Beautiful to view from the river, less satisfying to drive on especially between 7 and 7pm every when traffic roars to a stop. weekends are usually less crowded.

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Thank tfizzle
Portland, Oregon
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925 reviews
300 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Geez I wish we could get another bridge. 2 lanes each way and really kind of exciting to move from state to state. A wonderful view of the Columbia and you can just see it, if you sit really tall. Some time the traffic is a bear. The stores on Jantzen Island are good, especially because they are tax free... More 

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alberta
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540 reviews
284 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

i took pics of at least 20 bridges on my holiday to portland and the interstate bridge was one of them. This cool bridge has some mixed design elements, it looks like it must have a section that raises up for boats. Pretty cool thing to see.

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Thank robnkim
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

It's a great bridge after you cross in to Washington and realize it took you from a messed up place to drive. The ENTITLED DRIVERS WONT MOVE OVER OUT OF Fast LANE. YOU HAVE EVERYONE GOING AROUND AND CAUSING ACCIDENTS then no one makes to work on time. I'm just glad I live on the north side of that bridge.... More 

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Thank Jessejane72
Vancouver, Washington
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119 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The bridge is terrible and rises only to marginal if you can avoid morning and evening rush hour periods when crossing it. Drivers generally pay no attention to speed limits and rear end collisions are common especially at the "hump" where speeding drivers come over the crest to find traffic ahead of them at a stop. The large number of... More 

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