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Encyclopedia > Fremont Bridge (Portland)
Fremont Bridge

Official name Fremont Bridge
Carries Interstate 405 and U.S. Route 30
Crosses Willamette River and surface streets
Locale Portland, Oregon
Maintained by ODOT
ID number 02529
Design Tied arch bridge
Longest span 1,255 ft (382.5 m)
longest in Oregon
Total length 2,154 ft (656.5 m)
Vertical clearance 18.3 ft (5.58 m)
Clearance below 175 ft
Opening date November 11th, 1973

The Fremont Bridge is a steel tied arch bridge over the Willamette River located in Portland, Oregon. It carries Interstate 405 and U.S. Highway 30 traffic between downtown and North Portland where it intersects with Interstate 5. It has the longest main span of any bridge in Oregon and, and is the second longest tied arch bridge in the world (after Caiyuanba Bridge across the Yangtze River, China).[1] ROUTE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-5 Mile 0 OR-10 Mile 0 OR-99W Mile 0 US-26 1D I-505 3 US-30 3 Mile 3. ... U.S. Route 30 is an east-west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways. ... The Willamette River (pronounced wil-LAM-met) is a tributary of the Columbia River, approximately 240 mi (386 km) long, in northwestern Oregon in the United States. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Mayor Tom Potter Area    - City 376. ... The Oregon Department of Transportation (otherwise known as the ODOT) is a department of the Oregon state government responsible for systems of transportation. ... The National Bridge Inventory (NBI) is a database, compiled by the Federal Highway Administration, with information on all bridges and tunnels in the United States that have roads passing above or below. ... Fremont Bridge (Portland) A tied arch bridge is an arch bridge in which the outward-directed horizontal forces of the arch are borne by the bridge deck, rather than the ground or the bridge foundations. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Fremont Bridge (Portland) A tied arch bridge is an arch bridge in which the outward-directed horizontal forces of the arch are borne by the bridge deck, rather than the ground or the bridge foundations. ... The Willamette River (pronounced wil-LAM-met) is a tributary of the Columbia River, approximately 240 mi (386 km) long, in northwestern Oregon in the United States. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Mayor Tom Potter Area    - City 376. ... ROUTE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-5 Mile 0 OR-10 Mile 0 OR-99W Mile 0 US-26 1D I-505 3 US-30 3 Mile 3. ... United States Highway 30 is an east-west United States highway that traverses the United States. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Afternoon light on the jagged grey mountains rising from the Yangtze River gorge The Yangtze River or Chang Jiang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: )   is the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world after the Nile in Africa and the Amazon in South America. ...


Due to the public's dissatisfaction with the appearance of the Marquam Bridge, the Portland Art Commission was invited to participate in the design process of the Fremont. The improvement in visual quality resulted in a bridge that was nearly six times as expensive as the purposely-economical Marquam Bridge. The Marquam Bridge is a double deck cantilever bridge that carries Interstate 5 traffic across the Willamette River south of downtown Portland, Oregon. ...


In October of 1971, while still under construction, a crack was found on the west span girder that required a $5.5 million redesign and repair. The main span of the bridge was built in California then assembled at Swan Island, 1.7 miles downstream.[1] After completion it was floated in place on a barge. On March 16, 1973 the 6,000 ton steel arch span was lifted 170 ft. using 32 hydraulic jacks. At the time, it was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the heaviest lift ever completed.[2] The bridge was open on November 11, 1973 at a final cost of $82 million, most of which was financed by the Federal Highway Administration. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Self propelled barge carrying bulk crushed stone A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Table of Hydraulics and Hydrostatics, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ...


The bridge was named for John Charles Fremont, though one of the connecting streets was previously named Fremont Street in honor of the same individual. Designers modeled the bridge after the Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia. The bridge has two decks carrying vehicular traffic, each with four lanes. Westbound (as signed on US-30, also southbound on I-405) traffic is on the upper deck, eastbound (northbound) traffic on the lower deck. John C. Frémont John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813-July 13, 1890), birth name John Charles Fremon [Harvey, p. ... The Port Mann Bridge is a steel tied arch bridge that spans the Fraser River near Vancouver, British Columbia. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ...


The Fremont Bridge was also the 26th Peregrine falcon nest site designated in Oregon after the raptor was placed on the U.S. Threatened and Endangered Species list in 1970.[3] Binomial name Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771 The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), sometimes formerly known in North America as Duck Hawk, is a medium-sized falcon about the size of a large crow: 38-53 cm (15 to 21 inches) long. ... The critically endangered Amur Tiger, a rare subspecies of tiger. ...


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References

  1. ^ a b Wood, Sharon; Wortman, Ed (2006). The Portland Bridge Book (3rd Edition). Urban Adventure Press, 23-30. ISBN 0-9787365-1-6. 
  2. ^ Smith, Dwight A. (1989). Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon. Oregon Historical Society Press, 300. ISBN 0-87595-205-4. 
  3. ^ Fremont Bridge Peregrines: A Decade of Successful Nesting. Audubon Society of Portland. Retrieved on 2006-11-06.

2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ...

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Bridges in the metropolitan area of Portland, Oregon See also: Transportation in Portland
Across the Willamette River (north to south)

St. Johns Bridge - Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge 5.1 - Fremont Bridge - Broadway Bridge - Steel Bridge - Burnside Bridge - Morrison Bridge - Hawthorne Bridge - Marquam Bridge - Ross Island Bridge - Sellwood Bridge - Lake Oswego Railroad Bridge - Abernethy Bridge - Oregon City Bridge Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... The Portland metropolitan area is the urban area centered around Portland, Oregon and the Willamette River. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Mayor Tom Potter Area    - City 376. ... Like transportation in the rest of the United States, the primary mode of local transportation in Portland (Oregon) is the automobile. ... The Willamette River (pronounced wil-LAM-met) is a tributary of the Columbia River, approximately 240 mi (386 km) long, in northwestern Oregon in the United States. ... The St. ... The Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge 5. ... The Fremont Bridge is a steel tied-arch bridge over the Willamette River located in Portland, Oregon. ... The Broadway Bridge is a double-leaf Rall type bascule bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. ... The lower deck of the Steel Bridge is raised to let the sternwheeler Rose pass. ... The Burnside Bridge The Burnside Bridge is a double leaf bascule bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. ... The Morrison Bridge The Morrison Bridge is a double leaf Chicago style bascule bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. ... The Hawthorne Bridge is a truss bridge with a vertical lift that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. ... The Marquam Bridge is a double deck cantilever bridge that carries Interstate 5 traffic across the Willamette River south of downtown Portland, Oregon. ... The Ross Island Bridge is a cantilever truss bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. ... The Sellwood Bridge is a truss bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. ... The Abernethy Bridge is a steel plate and box girder bridge that spans the Willamette River between Oregon City and West Linn, Oregon. ... The Oregon City Bridge The Willamette River (Oregon City) Bridge is a steel half-through arch bridge of hollow box girder construction that spans the Willamette River between Oregon City, and West Linn, Oregon on Oregon Highway 43. ...

Across the Columbia River (west to east)

Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge 9.6 - Interstate Bridge - Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The Interstate Bridge is a pair of identical steel through truss bridges with a vertical lift that carries Interstate 5 traffic over the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. ... The Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge, or I-205 bridge, is a segmental bridge that spans the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. ...

Crossings of the Willamette River
Upstream
Broadway Bridge
Fremont Bridge
Downstream
Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge 5.1

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