The Hawthorne Bridge at night // (c) 2006 Cacophony
Some folks call Portland the City of Roses, but it's also known as Bridgetown thanks to its many picturesque spans across the Willamette River.
The Hawthorne Bridge celebrates its 100th birthday in 2010, followed by the centennials of the Broadway and Steel bridges in 2012 and 2013, respectively. To commemorate these milestones, Portland is throwing a party dubbed the PDX Bridge Festival.
The first annual festival promises to reinvent the bridges as staging grounds for individual works of art and performance. Light installations will illuminate the Willamette River bridges and, over the course of the festival, clients can experience a diverse program of gallery exhibitions, speakers, musical events and performances.
The PDX Bridge Festival runs from July 24-Aug. 7, 2010, on and around the Hawthorne Bridge.
PDX Bridge Festival