Completion of the Bonneville Dam in 1938 put the locks at Cascade Locks out of commission, but it was not until September 10 1953 that the massive lock gates were removed. Apparently two of them were too badly silted in to be removed.
Category: [Cascade Locks]
Hopefully they were open when they silted in. If they were closed, who knows what might be silted in behind them.
L.E. on 15th July 2015 @ 7:52am
Interesting barge mounted crane, would be quite long when lowered for transportation.. I would like to have seen it in operation and while being moved through any of the locks.
Kenn on 15th July 2015 @ 8:05am
What is the name on the side of the crane?
Wonder is the crane is still out there somewhere working away?
Longshot on 15th July 2015 @ 11:15am
It says "US Derrick Barge Cascade." I think the symbol is the Army Corp of Engineers logo.
Arthur on 15th July 2015 @ 1:06pm
Would guess the boom was at least partially dismantled when being transported.
Buzz on 15th July 2015 @ 6:09pm
Yes, that would have belonged to the Corp of Engineers as that is their insignia.
Charlott on 16th July 2015 @ 7:10am