Old Kent Street Bridge


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Old Kent Street Bridge

Old Kent Street Bridge

This bridge is one of only three remaining through parker trusses in the whole state. The bridge is 224 feet long and was built in 1907. This bridge is most similar to the Turner Road Bridge, which is not too far away. Both were built by Wynkoop and McGormley of Toledo, Ohio. With the Kent Street Bridge, its impressive size, pinned connections, the curved top chord, the v-laced members and bracing, and the extent of the bracing make this a bridge that is extremely beautiful. Portland has not only preserved history and created attractions for the city, they have also allowed these bridges to continue serving a functional use, which in the case of Kent Street is to provide a crossing for a non-motorized trail.