Multcolib Research Picks: The best online Willamette River bridges resources

Annotation:The Multnomah County Bridge Section manages and maintains six Willamette River Bridges and over 20 smaller bridges elsewhere in the County.

Annotation:Check out downloadable posters of Multnomah County's Willamette River bridges, including color photos and facts about each bridge. The posters can be downloaded from the web pages for the Broadway, Burnside, Hawthorne, Morrison and Sauvie Island bridges. The Sellwood Bridge poster will be available when the new bridge opens in 2016.

Annotation:The project to replace the 1925 Sellwood Bridge is in the construction phase. The new bridge is expected to open in the fall of 2015, with project completion in 2016. Visit the project website to learn more.

Annotation:TirMet information about the new transit bridge , Tilikum Crossing due to open in September 2015.

Annotation:Morrison Bridge Virtual Tour, QuickTime is required for playback. Depending on connection speed, a short delay may occur before the tour begins.

Annotation:Most of the Portland Willamette River bridges are part of the Historic American Engineering Record, and there's a digital archive with images and technical drawings at the Library of Congress. Just search for the bridge in question.

Annotation:Shows off the beautiful and unique bridges in Portland, Oregon with more than 50 images of the bridges and basic information about each one.

Annotation:The Willamette Light Brigade is a volunteer-based non-profit group with the goal of putting lights on the 10 bridges used by vehicular traffic.

Annotation:The Oregon State Bridge Section is responsible for the design standards, load capacity evaluation, inspection, and asset management for all state highway structures, tunnels, and other structural elements. Includes a link to access the Oregon Historic Bridge Field Guide (2013), Oregon Covered Bridge Guide, Coastal Bridges, and bridge safety and emergency response plans.

Annotation:Companion site to "Super Bridge," originally broadcast in November, 1997. The NOVA program chronicles the building of the state-of-the-art Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River. On the Web site, you can test your engineering skills by trying to match the right bridge to the right location.

Annotation:Looking for books about bridges? Here are some of the best bridge books out there!

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A curated list by Multnomah County Library staff of the most useful websites about the Willamette River Bridges. It includes both historical resources and beautiful photography as well as resources with general information about bridges.

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