This view of Hood River from the east side shows a great view of the old bridge which was known for washing out with every storm. You can also see the Mt. Hood Railroad is supported by piers, which were eventually replaced by a dike (like the main line railroad in this view). The railroad and bridge narrow the date to 1905-1919. There is a horse and wagon crossing the bridge, so I'm guessing the early end of the time range.
The reverse says "Harold Wells photo" so maybe Charlott can help us narrow the date further.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
It has to be after 1906 as that is when the Mt. Hood Railroad was built as far as Dee. I know my Dad told of taking peaches to the Bailey Gatzer in the cotton woods and that was about 1912. You can still see cotton woods to the right edge of the photo.
I was looking closer at the horse and wagon and it looks like to me as if the horse isn't hauling wooden apple boxes. Most people made their own boxes,
but some bought from the box factory.
I am trying to determine what that crib like structure is in the river by the railroad track.
Charlott on 6th May 2019 @ 7:29am
The new fill on the UP line dates this is shortly after 1909 when the new RR bridge was constructed.
The abutment for this 1866-1918 420' long bridge still exist on the east side of the river, alongside the abutment to the 1918-1982 450' concrete three arch bridge.
I see the Mt Hood RR had a lot of trestle north of the road bridge. Appears to be a retaining wall under the road bridge protecting the RR, does it still exist?
Kenn on 6th May 2019 @ 8:10am
Arthur, this is the same photograph published 7-30-2014.
Looks like the photograph from today was cropped and processed to eliminate the over exposure that occurred with the earlier photograph.
LMH on 6th May 2019 @ 8:53am
Thanks LMH. I was going to say I think we have seen that crib like structure in another photo. Now I don’t have to go looking for it.
L. E. on 6th May 2019 @ 9:15am
Thanks LMH-- same image, different source. One was from a photo postcard, and this from some pamphlet or brochure.
Arthur on 6th May 2019 @ 3:44pm
Is that a creek coming down the hill behind the houses and then running under the tracks?
L.E. on 6th May 2019 @ 8:35pm