The bridges that span the Willamette River in Portland are critical parts of the region’s transportation system. Several hundred thousand people cross these bridges each day, connecting commerce and community.

Multnomah County owns and maintains six bridges on the Willamette River:

  • The Burnside Bridge is located on one of the longest and busiest streets in the Portland area.

  • The Broadway Bridge is the most complicated drawbridge to open.

  • The Hawthorne Bridge is the busiest bicycle and transit bridge in the state.

  • The Morrison Bridge is the largest mechanical device in Oregon.

  • The Sauvie Island Bridge is the only road link to one of the largest river islands in the country.

  • The Sellwood Bridge was picked up and moved downriver to function as a temporary detour bridge while the new Sellwood Bridge is under construction.

There are six more spans on Multnomah County’s stretch of the Willamette that are operated by different owners: