Now, living in Portland, I travel the bridges that span the Willamette. I love to drive across the Fremont bridge and look south to the many bridges lined up across the river. One of those bridges is the Hawthorne, and this year it celebrates its centennial anniversary.
The 100th year piqued the imagination of a local bridge enthusiast and an installation artist. Together they created the PDX Bridge Festival. The festival is a celebration of bridges of every kind and will include art exhibitions, concerts, light shows, tours and even a brunch (on grass!) on the Hawthorne bridge.
This huge event has left us wondering: what makes bridges so beautiful? Do you have a favorite bridge? Is it a historic covered bridge like the one from my childhood? Or an expansive piece of architecture like some of the bridges along the Oregon coast? Why do you like it?