Thursday, May 16, 2013
Crossing the Water
The Glenn L. Jackson Bridge is definitely my route of choice when crossing the Columbia between Vancouver and Portland. This is the bridge I-205 uses, and I love multiple things about it. First, the view. I absolutely LOVE the view east toward Mt. Hood. Second, the width. There are four lanes going each direction, and while during major commute times it does get backed up, I rarely hit traffic jams here. And lastly, it's not a drawbridge. The only other way across the river between Port-Van is the I-5 bridge, which is smaller, has a blah view, and often lifts for boats, causing hours of delay in traffic. One of these days they'll build a new I-5 bridge that's tall enough to eliminate the need for a drawbridge feature, but until then...I'll stick with 205.