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drosen 09-12-2010 08:17 AM

Ride on Glen Jackson?
 
Hi there,

I'm going to McMenamins on the Columbia today. I hate heights and the I-5 Bridge is too much for me sometimes. Soooooo...... I was thinking of the Glen Jackson. I can use that bridge to cross the Columbia, right?

Thanks

jr98664 09-12-2010 09:53 AM

It's a bit out of the way to get down to McMenamins, which is almost just off of the Interstate bridge. If heights are your main concern though, the bike path on the I-205 bridge is sandwiched between the opposing directions of traffic, keeping you a good 60 feet from peering over the edge. This makes for a rather loud ride, all while cycling uphill for two miles.

But to answer your question, there is a bike path across the I-205 bridge. To get on it heading north, just follow the I-205 bike path north past Airport Way and take a left onto the bridge. From Vancouver, it's accessed from SE 23rd Street, just off of Ellsworth Road, just south of SR 14.

drosen 09-12-2010 10:32 AM

thanks
 
I'll take the noise over being two feet away from my demise. I teach grade school, noise doesn't bother me.;)

Spiffy 09-12-2010 01:09 PM

for as far out of the way as you'd have to go just to get to the I-205 bridge you could just walk across the bridge portion of I-5...

but yeah, the I-205 path in the middle of the bridge is pretty nice... other than it's a slight uphill to the 'Couve, a bit loud, and boring... but with the construction the cars will be slower with not as many lanes of them...

drosen 09-12-2010 04:55 PM

Took I-205
 
Well, I took the Glen Jackson over the Columbia. It is loud, truth in advertising! I didn't mind adding the extra miles and got there without a coronary like I usually do. I'll probably use that way from now on. Thanks for the tips.

Jeff Wills 09-12-2010 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drosen (Post 24731)
Well, I took the Glen Jackson over the Columbia. It is loud, truth in advertising! I didn't mind adding the extra miles and got there without a coronary like I usually do. I'll probably use that way from now on. Thanks for the tips.

FWIW: if you're heading all the way out east, there's another McMenamin's at NE162nd & 18th. Not the most attractive location, IMO:
http://www.mcmenamins.com/303-mcmena...vancouver-home

drosen 09-13-2010 04:02 AM

McM's
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff Wills (Post 24733)
FWIW: if you're heading all the way out east, there's another McMenamin's at NE162nd & 18th. Not the most attractive location, IMO:
http://www.mcmenamins.com/303-mcmena...vancouver-home

Yeah, I did see that one. The pub on the Columbia is my wife's favorite and since she was picking me up, that's where we landed. I'll have to get to the East Vancouver location, however, as we're checking all of them off our list for some odd reason.


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