The Ross Island Bridge, along with the Burnside and Sellway Bridges, was completed in the mid-1920s, marking the end of a prolific period of bridge building for Multnomah County. Although it's called the Ross Island Bridge, it crosses the Willamette River about 800 ft north of Ross Island. It carries US 26 across the river and connects to a variety of streets and highways in south Portland. This bridge, along with the St Johns Bridge, was given to the Oregon Department of Transportation in the mid-1970s, when the county could no longer afford to maintain it.
Portland's Bridges: Ross Island Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.