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    DescriptionPortland is an inland port city that rose to importance in the mid-19th century as a major shipping point for the Pacific Northwest's wheat, lumber, and other commodities. The Columbia and Willamette Rivers enabled seagoing vessels to reach the port, but they also presented obstacles to local travel and commerce. Willamette River ferry service was available by 1853, but Portlanders had to wait until 1887 for a bridge. The first was the Morrison Bridge, followed by the Steel Bridge in 1888, the Madison Bridge was in 1891, and the Burnside Bridge in 1894. These bridges helped Portland grow from 17,600 residents in 1880 to 90,000 in 1900. Many more bridges were added as Portland grew during the 20th century, and well-known bridge engineers Ralph Modjeski, J.A.L. Waddell, Gustav Lindenthal, David Steinman, and Joseph Strauss each contributed to Portland's world-class collection of bridges.

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    Bridges of Portland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ray Bottenberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780738548760
    ISBN 10: 0738548766

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBW
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: CULT/PACFNW
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    Libri: I-HS
    LC classification: F
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036110
    DC21: 624.20979549
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 624.20979549
    LC subject heading:
    Arcadia Publishing (SC)
    Imprint name
    Arcadia Publishing (SC)
    Publication date
    21 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Charleston, SC