County launches interactive site to celebrate Broadway Bridge Centennial

March 21, 2013

In honor of the Broadway Bridge's upcoming 100th birthday on Monday, April 22, Multnomah County recently launched a website called

Visitors to the website can learn about the Broadway Bridge’s history; get details about the celebration on Sunday, April 21 being hosted by the PDX Bridge Festival; and post fond memories and birthday well-wishes about the Broadway Bridge right on the homepage of the site.

Completed in 1913, the Willamette River crossing connecting Old Town/Chinatown to Northeast Portland was the world's longest bascule bridge - a type of drawbridge - at the time of its opening. The Broadway Bridge remains one of the only moveable bridges of its type in the world. In November 2012, it earned a listing on the National Register of Historic Places alongside Multnomah County's Hawthorne, Burnside and Morrison bridges.

For details on how you can get involved with the Broadway Bridge Centennial celebration, visit