Burnside Bridge

River mile: 12.4

Opened: May 28, 1926 — precursor opened in 1894

Type: steel double-leaf Strauss bascule movable bridge

Main Span Length: 252 feet

Outside Width: 86 feet (six traffic lanes, with two 7-foot sidewalks)

Color: yellow ochre; towers: red, beige and green

Cost: $3 million

Owner: Multnomah County

Engineer/Designer: Hedrick & Kremers, Portland, Oregon; Gustav Lindenthal, New York, New York; Joseph Strauss, Chicago, Illinois (bascule)

Access: pedestrians, bicycles allowed

Bridge Opening Signals audible: one long, two short; radio frequency: KTD 520

Average Daily Traffic: 41,000

Historic American Engineering Record OR-101

Last updated: 18 February 2010.