Monday, August 29, 2016

The Bridge Behind

The Fremont Bridge carries I-405 across the Willamette River in Portland. It's the most modern of the auto bridges in Portland (the more recent Tillikum Bridge is for light rail, bikes, and pedestrians only) and is the only auto bridge that is likely to survive the predicted Cascadian Subduction earthquake. It marks the north end of the Pearl District, and is a graceful background in photos of that area, where construction of apartment buildings is beginning.

Its visibility from so many different viewpoints reminds me of Saint Louis & The Arch, the fine book by Joel Meyerowitz.

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