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Broadway Bridge: Finished in 1913, this drawbridge marks the transition of Broadway Street from North-South (west side) to East-West (east side). The Broadway bridge is a unique double-leaf bascule span construction, 1,736 feet long, and was designed by Ralph Modjeski . Modjeski was another world-famous bridge designer noted for, among other things, the Ben Franklin Bridge over the Delaware River between Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ. Modjeski also worked on other Oregon bridge projects between 1905-1915 .
-  Smith, Dwight. Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon. Second
Edition. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society, 1989. P. 116.
 Petroski, Henry. Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. P. 173.
This Shoot: Portland got one of our infrequent snow storms on January 16, 2007. We got several inches which is unusual for Portland!
New in these photos is the Aerial Tram, which is still being tested. You can see a few photos of it in this shoot with the snowy background of the west hills.