Our conference is being held in the city of Portland in Oregon known as the “City of Bridges”. We would like the cover to use multiple photo(s) of the bridges. See bridge history below. All bridges do not need to be depicted in the cover. I have attached some bridge photos, but you are welcome to add additional photos and exclude some photos. You do not have to use all of the attached photos.
The conference is being held at the Oregon Convention Center.
The goal is to insinuate “bridging the gap” without saying the words. Managers must bridge the gap many times a day in operations, financial management, human resources, organizational governance, risk & compliance, and patient-centered care.
Portland, Oregon has a total of 14 major bridges, many of which lift in the center to allow boat traffic through. 12 bridges span the Willamette River, and two cross the Columbia River. While these bridges provide necessary travel routes for the city’s commuters, they have also become indelible architectural and cultural landmarks in this fast-growing city. The number of bridges has increased over the years as the city has boomed and expanded.
St. Johns Bridge (1931) - Towering above all its southern neighbors, the 408 foot (124 m) St. Johns Bridge is the sole suspension bridge in the Willamette Valley. Its dual gothic style towers inspired the name of the neighboring Cathedral Park.
Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge (1908) - The Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge, also known as the St. Johns Railroad Bridge, is exclusively for locomotives, but visitors can still enjoy seeing Amtrak and Union Pacific trains glide over the rails of this vertical lift truss bridge.
Fremont Bridge (1973) - Resembling nothing so much as the sloping tracks of a modernist rollercoaster, the Fremont Bridge is the second largest tied-arch bridge in the world. This bridge isn’t an option for pedestrians or cyclists, but eight double-decker lanes connect North Portland with downtown via Interstate 405 and US 30.
Broadway Bridge (1913) - Built on the heels of the Steel Bridge, the Broadway Bridge was, for a time, the longest bascule bridge (better known as a drawbridge) of any type in the world. Repainted in 1963 from basic black to an eye-catching “Golden Gate” red, the Broadway Bridge’s four lanes and sidewalks carry motor vehicles, bikes, pedestrians and the Portland Streetcar from the Lloyd District on the east side to the foot of Union Station on the west.
Steel Bridge (1912) - One of the most visually distinct bridges in Portland, the Steel Bridge rises like an epic-scale erector set over the Willamette River. Connecting Old Town Chinatown (west side) and the Rose Quarter (east side), the Steel Bridge’s double-decker construction allows for a diverse spectrum of traffic: automobiles and MAX light rail trains ride up top, while the lower deck accommodates freight cars, Amtrak, pedestrians and cyclists (It’s no wonder The Oregonian called it the hardest working bridge on the river.)
Burnside Bridge (1926) - Used by motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians alike, the Burnside Bridge is distinctive for its Italian Renaissance style towers. It also offers an incredible view of the illuminated White Stag “Portland Oregon” sign on the west side, as well as its neighboring bridges to the north and south.
Morrison Bridge (1958) - The current Morrison Bridge is a 1958 update of its 19th century predecessor, known for an incredible LED system that decorates the river with dazzling multi-color displays, courtesy of the Willamette Light Brigade. Pedestrians and cyclists rejoiced when the notoriously tricky to navigate bridge added a south-facing pedestrian pathway in 2009.
Hawthorne Bridge (1910) - Rising from the ashes of the original Madison Bridge (which was destroyed in a 1902 fire), the Hawthorne Bridge is the oldest vertical lift bridge still in operation in America. In 1998, the city funded a $22 million upgrade, including a new coat of nontoxic paint and broadening of the sidewalks, making it the busiest bicycle transit bridge in the city. The Hawthorne became even better for pedestrians and cyclists in 2001, when it was connected to the Eastbank Esplanade and Springwater on the Willamette trails.
Marquam Bridge (1966) - This utilitarian double-decker bridge may be the ugly duckling of the Bridgetown family, but what the concrete and steel construction lacks in beauty, it makes up for in effectiveness; carrying nearly 136,000 motor vehicles a day via Interstate 5, the automobile-only Marquam is the busiest bridge in all of Oregon.
Tilikum Crossing (2015) - The newest addition to the Bridgetown family is Tilikum Crossing. Named for the local Chinook tribe’s word for “people,” the Tilikum is unique among its fellows, as it is the only bridge in Portland not open to private motor vehicles. Instead, the Tilikum was designed to accommodate the rapidly growing number of pedestrians and cyclists, as well as public transit such as TriMet buses, Portland Streetcar and MAX light rail. The easy accessibility, along with an LED system illuminating the modernist cable-stayed construction, makes the “Bridge Of The People” a must-see.
Ross Island Bridge (1922) - The Ross Island Bridge was yet another addition to the “bridge boom” of the 1920s. This bridge stands apart from the many vertical lift and drawbridges on the Willamette due to its sturdy cantilever truss construction. Like the Broadway Bridge, the Ross Island Bridge got a 1960s makeover, going from black to blue.
Sellwood Bridge (1925) - Originally opened in 1925, the Sellwood Bridge is the latest span in Portland to get a major overhaul: Construction was completed in 2016 on a new bridge to better accommodate cars, pedestrians and cyclists. Portland’s southernmost bridge, the Sellwood connects the eastside to Southwest Portland and is the busiest two-lane bridge in all of Oregon.
Interstate Bridge (1917-1918)
Glenn Jackson Memorial Bridge (1982