As one of the world’s great bridge cities, Portland is often defined and identified by her bridges. Each span is unique; each distinct in its design, function, engineering, history, and character. This year, PDX Bridge Festival took its first step toward a long-term plan to provide a permanent educational center dedicated to the bridges that make Portland such a compelling urban space. “The Bridges That Built Portland” goes beyond providing basic information to ask the question: what kind of city would Portland be if not for her bridges? Large printed photographs accompany engaging text, interactive models, and multimedia displays that explore the past, present, and future of our downtown bridges. The goal of this interactive exhibition and educational center is to demonstrate the history and value of Portland’s Willamette River Bridges.
No current exhibit scheduled.
If you are interested in hosting this exhibit in your gallery, school, or reception area, please contact Jessica Klinke.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) -Portland, Oregon: December 1 – December 19, 2010
The Commons at the White Stag Building, University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts – Portland, Oregon: July 21 — September 17, 2010