Here's A.J. Fletcher's 1902 view of Multnomah Falls, before any highways, before the lodge, before the Benson Bridge. The railroad and the telegraph lines make it clear this isn't wilderness, but it's quite a different sight today.
Hopefully what appears to be a barrel in the creek wasn't someone's ill fated attempt to ride the falls...
JKG on 22nd February 2018 @ 7:47am
This RR trestle was on the location of the present 1915 highway bridge.. The RR was straightened through here with the present steel bridge with the 1907 date on it..
Kenn on 22nd February 2018 @ 8:14am
Ok. Can someone refresh my memory.
Will the Lodge be built in front of the railroad trestle?
L.E. on 23rd February 2018 @ 11:38am
I think the Columbia River Highway bridge replaced this trestle, and the lodge was constructed just to the SW of the bridge.
Arthur on 23rd February 2018 @ 12:19pm
Wondered about people on the trestle but see on other photos the passenger platform extended out onto the trestle. The original waiting station where the lodge now exists was moved out to the new RR grade on fill that is now parking lot..
Kenn on 27th February 2018 @ 2:30pm
Surprised he 1882 log bridge at the falls does not show here, I see it in other photos including the Villard Golden Spike Excursion photo ~
Kenn on 5th March 2018 @ 8:02am
What explains the peculiar shape pf this photo?
Barbara Parsons on 16th January 2021 @ 5:35pm