Hawthorne Bridge in Nov 2002, and a view to downtown Portland. Not a perfect picture, but a nice reminder to the city with its 42 microbreweries.
Finished in 1910, this is Portland's oldest surviving highway bridge, a lift bridge, and is one of the the oldest surviving lift bridges in the world. The bridge replaced an earlier bridge - the Madison Street Bridge - that lasted from 1891 until it burned in 1902. An extended eastern approach was added in 1957, presumably to bypass the railroad traffic of the industrial district on the east side. Hawthorne Boulevard ends at the bridge and runs only on the east side of the city. Madison Street and Main Street on the west side merge into the bridge entrance.
The Hawthorne is a lift bridge with a low clearance. The bridge seems to go up all the time for any sort of river traffic.
The bridge was renovated in 1998-99; renovation included repainting (was yellow, now green with orange trim on the pedestrian railings). The decks were widened considerably for pedestrians and bikers. Now you can walk across the bridge without too much fear of being run over! Alert signs were also added notifying drivers that the bridge is raised - believe me, this is very helpful! If you are in a hurry, there's nothing more frustrating than waiting 5-10 minutes for the bridge to reopen, especially when you can detour to the Morrison fairly quickly.
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COSTANTINO (59827) 2014-02-17 6:16
Hello dear friend
and wellcome to Tegallery you are the first one
now with a wonderful postcard taken from the
best chosen angle your useful notes
about Hawthorne Bridge in Nov 2002 are
have a nice evening
snunney (89858) 2014-02-17 6:43
The point of view looking straight along the bridge helps give the image depth. Additional interest is provided by the varied set of architecture off to the right. I like the low light and muted tones. The image has very good sharpness.
Oceania (5202) 2014-02-17 7:05
You're a German, but your ID is beloved the President of the United State. How interesting is that! I've never been to Oregon. This picture shows the city of Portland. Thanks for sharing.
Fis2 (89977) 2014-02-17 8:55
Interesting view from bridge.
Good POV and composition.
I like colors and light.
Have a nice evening
papagolf21 (90394) 2014-02-17 11:24
Bonsoir, cher Achim,
Des noms de ville qui nous parlent, mais en plus que l'on voit !
Présentation originale ménageant le pont, le fleuve et une partie de la ville.
Très bonne soirée.
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-02-17 11:27
a beautiful photo of this architecture with attractive POV, great details and lights, splendid shot of this place,
pierrefonds (60320) 2014-02-17 15:51
The length of the bridge is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the buildings. The cloudy sky does not hurt to much the output of the colours. Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (69936) 2014-02-17 18:00
Interesting and attractive urban & architecture picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Nicou (129967) 2014-02-18 1:04
quel cadrage avec l'angle sueprbe et cette perspective plus sombre avec la barrière et la vue sur ces édiffices modernes en fond superbes.
Bravo et amitié
Graal (100088) 2014-02-18 23:57
interesting view of town and bridge. Nice perspective. Good presentation from Portland.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (111339) 2014-02-20 6:18
Intéressant POV , perspective du pont et vue sur le fleuve et la ville, bonne préservation des lumières du moment, bon rendu des couleurs
jhm (144176) 2014-02-22 8:04
Indeed your picture has not the best quality, but the breweries are an extra for your memories.
Belgium has the best beer in the world, the fathers beer are 12% alcohol!!!
Good panorama view about these wonderful area.
Composition and presentation are of high quality.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Angshu (56568) 2014-02-26 20:35
42 microbreweries? wow!
Old image, but nicely done with the perspective of the bridge & shwoing the city on the left side well...