Fremont Bridge

The Fremont Bridge is easily identified by the flags atop its rainbow arch which is 381 feet above water level. The Fremont is impressive because of its size: It is both the longest bridge in Oregon and the second longest tied-arch bridge in the world. Even its design and construction processes were remarkable. The Oregon Dept. of Transportation invited the Portland Art Commission to give conceptual input on this bridge. Various public and private firm engineers collaborated on its high tech, computer-aided design. Engineers from all over the world came to watch the completion of its assembly which was a record-setting bridge lift. Named after the surveyor for the Oregon Trail John Charles Fremont.

The original is in private collection.  See others like it at the Steel Door Gallery.