In the Gallery – August : “The Big & Awesome Bridges of Portland”
The Broadway Bridge Celebrates 100 Years of Connecting Communities and Cultures
Join the CFA on August 1, 2013 for the opening night reception of The Big & Awesome Bridges of Portland brought to you by the PDX Bridge Festival.
Opening night reception, Aug. 1st from 5:30-8pm at The Center for Architecture.
The Broadway Bridge, maintained and cared for by Multnomah County, was the first bascule bridge over the Willamette River and the longest bridge of its type in the world when it opened on April 22, 1913. It is one of Portland and Vancouver’s three highway century bridges, along with the 2010 Hawthorne Bridge and the 2012 Steel Bridge. At river mile 11.7, the Broadway Bridge provides a unique and critical link for the businesses and neighborhoods in and near the Rose Quarter with those in and near the Pearl District.
The exhibit will be on display through Aug 29 during regular gallery hours: Monday, 12pm-5pm, and Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
Check out this highlight from the Bridge Festival: Bridge for Blankets.