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There are tons of Lewis and Clark Bridges around Oregon and other neighboring states, primarily because the expedition was such a great part of the region?s history that it doesn?t really matter if certain spots have the same name. This particular Lewis and Clark Bridge crosses the Columbia River in between Rainier, Oregon and Longview, Washington.

Opened to traffic in 1930, the Lewis and Clark Bridge was originally known as the Longview Bridge. It was privately owned at the time and had the longest cantilever span with its 1200 feet, as well as the tallest of its kind, of all the bridges in the United States. It collected tolls upon its first year to recover the $5.8 million that it took to build the structure.

In 1980, the Lewis and Clark Bridge was renamed. It was designed by the same engineer that did the Golden Gate Bridge, Joseph Strauss.
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