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St Johns Bridge

St Johns Bridge

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Dive into the realm of architectural modelling with our intermediate-level paper model kit, recreating the historic St Johns Bridge that elegantly arches over the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. This kit not only offers a relaxing crafting activity but also a journey through the graceful design of this Art Deco era masterpiece.

  • Scale: 1:1000
  • Assembly Time: Estimated at 4+ hours, advised across multiple sittings
  • Material: Durable, sustainably sourced card; teal (green-blue) with metallic shine
  • Features: 63 pieces; pre-cut kit for a seamless assembly experience, guided by the included set-up instructions
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PRE-CUT KIT - FOLD, GLUE! This model comes unassembled, flat-packed in a large envelope.

What's inside? 4 sturdy A4 size paper sheets with parts pre-cut and pre-creased. You will need to remove parts from the sheets, fold and glue them in order to assemble the model according to the set-up instructions which come with the kit.

Things which are not included, but you'll need in order to assemble the model: time & patience, a hard surface to work on, white glue (PVA).

Some other things might be helpful: a pointed stylus, tweezers, scissors, a hobby knife, a ruler, a cutting mat. See what tools we recommend.


  • SCALE - 1/1000
  • DIMENSIONS (when assembled) - 45 ⋅ 5 ⋅ 2 inches / 107 ⋅ 13 ⋅ 5 cm
  • COLOUR - teal (green blue) with metallic shine.
  • MADE FROM - sturdy card from sustainable sourcesNUMBER OF PARTS - 63
  • LEVEL - intermediate
  • ASSEMBLY TIME - at least 4 hours
  • KIT CONTENTS - 4 pre-cut sheets, set-up instructions


This model will require more than one sitting to build it. We advise to pause between different stages as you work, especially when you come to gluing. The white glue softens the paper and it may lead to misshapen parts if you do not allow them to dry well before proceeding further with assembling. Click here to watch our paper model building tips.

Give yourself enough time to enjoy the process and achieve the best result!


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Shipping Timelines:

  • Paper model kits and pop-up cards: Dispatched within 1-3 working days
  • Assembled paper models, personalised items: Dispatched within up to 10 working days

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  • Domestic (Mainland UK): 1-3 working days
  • Europe: 3-5 working days
  • USA and Canada: 5-7 working days
  • Rest of the world: 7-14 working days
  • International Express: 2-4 working days

Please note: Delivery delays are beyond our control. While over 95% of orders are delivered within the stated timeframe, delivery may occasionally exceed the expected duration, especially during peak periods. If you need your order by a specific date, consider using the express mail option.

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The St. Johns Bridge is a notable steel suspension bridge spanning the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, USA. Completed in 1931, it is one of the most significant engineering achievements in the region and a prominent landmark in Portland. The bridge connects the St. Johns neighborhood with the rest of the city, playing a crucial role in local transportation.

With a main span of 1,207 feet (368 meters) and a total length of 2,067 feet (630 meters), the St. Johns Bridge is distinguished by its elegant Gothic arches and graceful lines. It stands 400 feet (122 meters) above the river and features two 408-foot (124-meter) tall steel towers. The bridge's design, often noted for its aesthetic appeal, was a pioneering effort in the use of aviation clearance for bridge construction.

The St. Johns Bridge was designed by internationally renowned engineer David B. Steinman and constructed by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation and the Union Bridge Company. It was the longest suspension bridge west of the Mississippi River at the time of its completion. The bridge's distinctive green color and striking architecture have made it a beloved symbol and a frequently photographed subject in the Portland area.

Besides its importance as a transportation link, the St. Johns Bridge is also known for its scenic views of the Willamette River and the surrounding landscape.