Description In 1891, Burnside Street was changed from 'B' street to take the name of Dan Burnside, a local businessman who was a proponent of the 1866 dredging of the Willamette River. The original Burnside Bridge was a swing span bridge that opened in 1894.The current Burnside opened in 1926, and including approaches, has a total length of 2,308 ft and a 251 ft center span. While lowered, this span is normally 64 ft above the river. The deck is made of concrete, which factors in it being one of the heaviest bascule bridges in the United States.The bridge provides shelter for the initially unauthorized Burnside Skatepark under the east end, and the Portland Saturday Market is held most weekends under the west end. Learn more at http://portlandatnight.blogspot.com.
Chris Tolomei, Portland, Oregon Member Since November 2008 Artist Statement This gallery represents my personal photographic exploration of Portland, Oregon, at night in all its splendor and richness, seediness and neediness, glory and grittiness. It's an amazing and rain soaked little town. Come and explore it with me.