Interstate 405 Oregon

I-405 - Oregon
History
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Overview

I-405 Fremont Bridge - Portland, OR

Built in 1973, the double deck Fremont Bridge carries Interstate 405 and U.S. 30 over the Willamette River north of the Pearl District in Portland. Supporting 6,000 tons on its center span, the Fremont Bridge is the longest tied arch bridge in the world.1 08/27/06.

The Stadium Freeway, Interstate 405 is a short urban loop encircling Downtown and the Pearl District in Porland west of the Willamette River. I-405 overlaps with U.S. 30 across the Fremont Bridge to I-5 at the Boise and Eliot neighborhoods. The south end of the freeway ties into the Marquam Bridge taking Interstate 5 northeast from the South Waterfront area to East Portland.

U.S. 26 westbound briefly overlaps with I-405 north from the SW 6th Avenue entrance ramp to Exit 1D for Sunset Highway west. U.S. 26 eastbound follows I-405 south from Sunset Highway to SW Broadway at Exit 1C. U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) extends west across the Tualatin Mountains to the city of Beaverton along a freeway.

History

Construction on the Stadium Freeway began in 1964. Interstate 405 opened south of the Fremont Bridge on February 25, 1969. The tied arch bridge across the Willamette River opened on November 11, 1973. Costing $121 million, I-405 was the single most expensive Interstate Highway construction project in Oregon.2

Route Information

  • North End – Portland, OR

  • South End – Portland, OR

  • Mileage – 3.53

  • Cities – Portland

  • JunctionsI-5

Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List

I-405 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

Highway Guides

North End I-5 US 30 – Portland, Oregon

I-405 North US 30 East at I-5

I-405/US 30 north at I-5 - Portland, OR

U.S. 30 combines with Interstate 405 north along the lower level of the Fremont Bridge to I-5. 06/24/15

I-405/US 30 north at I-5 - Portland, OR

A left exit ramp connects with Interstate 5 south to the Lloyd District where it meets I-84 (Banfield Expressway) east to The Dalles. 06/24/15

I-405/US 30 north at I-5 - Portland, OR

U.S. 30 overlaps with Interstate 5 south to I-84 east to Gresham, Troutdale and through the Columbia River Gorge. 06/24/15

I-405/US 30 north at I-5 - Portland, OR

Three lanes continue northbound from the Fremont Bridge to Interstate 5 north and the freeway spur to Kerby Avenue. The spur is a remnant of the cancelled Rose City Freeway through Portland’s Boise neighborhood. 06/24/15

I-405/US 30 north at I-5 - Portland, OR

Interstate 405 concludes along a two lane flyover with I-5 north to the Overlook and Piedmont neighborhoods in north Portland. 06/24/15

I-5 South at I-405 US 30

I-5 south at I-405/US 30 - Portland, OR

Traveling south between the Overlook and Boise neighborhoods, one mile ahead of the separation with Interstate 405 (Stadium Freeway). 08/27/06

I-5 south at I-405/US 30 - Portland, OR

An auxiliary lane opens south from the Going Street entrance ramp to Exit 302B. Beaverton is a western Portland suburb along U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway). 08/27/06

I-5 south at I-405/US 30 - Portland, OR

I-5 angles southeast toward the Lloyd District and the Banfield Expressway (I-84). U.S. 30 west joins I-405 south over the Fremont Bridge for 0.6 miles to a three wye interchange with the Industrial Freeway spur (canceled I-505) to Yeon Avenue. 08/27/06

I-5 North US 30 West at I-405

I-5/US 30 north at I-405 - Portland, OR

U.S. 30 combines with Interstate 5 north from the west end of I-84 to the Fremont Bridge with I-405 south. 09/02/06

I-5/US 30 north at I-405 - Portland, OR

One quarter mile south of the full-Y interchange (Exit 302B) with Interstate 405 (Stadium Freeway) south / U.S. 30 west at the Flint Avenue overpass. U.S. 30 leads through the Northwest Industrial Area from I-405. 09/02/06

I-5/US 30 north at I-405 - Portland, OR

A two lane flyover departs I-5 north for I-405 south / U.S. 30 west at Exit 302B. St. Helens, seat of Columbia County, lines the Columbia River north of the Portland area along U.S. 30. 09/02/06

South End I-5 / Marquam Bridge – Portland, Oregon

I-405 South US 26 East at I-5

I-405/US 26 south at I-5 - Portland, OR

Southbound I-405 reaches Exit 1C for U.S. 26 east, 6th Avenue, and the Ross Island Bridge just ahead of Interstate 5. 08/27/06

I-405 south at I-5 - Portland, OR

The southern extent of Interstate 405 (Stadium Freeway) travels below grade. The entrance ramp from SW Broadway expands the southbound roadway to four lanes. 08/27/06

I-405 south at I-5 - Portland, OR

Two lanes continue south from I-405 to Interstate 5 for Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Salem, Albany and Eugene. 08/27/06

I-405 south at I-5 - Portland, OR

A two lane flyover links I-405 south with Interstate 5 north across the Marquam Bridge to East Portland. I-5 connects with I-84/U.S. 30 east to Gresham, Troutdale, The Dalles and Boise, Idaho. 08/27/06

I-5 North at I-405 US 26

I-5 north at I-405/US 26 - 2004

I-5 runs along the South Waterfront adjacent to the Willamette River on the approach to Downtown Portland. Exit 299A connects with U.S. 26 and OR 43 east across the Ross Island Bridge 0.4 miles ahead of the split with I-405. Photo by Chris Elbert (03/06/04).

I-5 north at I-405/US 26 - 2004

Left Exit 299B parts ways with Interstate 5 north for I-405 (Stadium Freeway) and SW Harbor Drive north to the Portland city center. Photo by Doug Kerr (06/07/14).

I-405/US 26 north at S Harbor Dr - Portland, OR

Northbound I-405 shifts onto a two lane flyover at SW Harbor Drive (Exit 1A). Harbor Drive replaced a portion of the Old Harbor Freeway. The former roadway for U.S. 99W extended north through what is now Portland’s Waterfront Park to the Steel Bridge. Photo by Doug Kerr (06/07/14).

I-5 South at I-405 US 26

I-5 south at I-405/US 26 - Portland, OR

Southbound Interstate 5 spans the Willamette River across the lower deck of the Marquam Bridge leading directly to I-405 (Stadium Freeway) north. Photo by Doug Kerr (06/07/14).

I-5 south at I-405/US 26 - Portland, OR

Two lanes separate for both the continuation of Interstate 5 south toward Salem and the I-405 north to U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) west to Beaverton. Photo by Doug Kerr (06/07/14).

I-5 south at I-405/US 26 - Portland, OR

Ramp stubs at the three-wye interchange connecting the Marquam Bridge (I-5) with I-405 (Stadium Freeway) remain from the unbuilt Mount Hood Freeway. The Mount Hood Freeway was planned as a high speed route for U.S. 26 east to Gresham. 08/27/06

Sources:

  1. http://egov.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/GEOENVIRONMENTAL/docs/Historic_Bridge/Willamette_Fremont_Bridge.doc
  2. Interstate 50th Anniversary: The Story of Oregon’s Interstates.

Page updated November 6, 2020.