This fine Weister photo of the construction of the Columbia River Highway arch bridge over the Hood River comes to us courtesy of our friends at ODOT. There is so much great detail to study. My favorite is the detail of the old bridge which just peaks out underneath the new approach. I also like the Button house and barn up on the bluff. Anyone have an idea how those two construction towers were used?
This photo is from 1918.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Abutments for the two bridges still exist on the east side
Kenn on 13th April 2020 @ 8:17am
RR scale house on the Mt Hood RR. Two rails are for the car being weighed, the other two are bypass rails.
Kenn on 13th April 2020 @ 8:31am
Morning Kenn - Arthur - What’s the sign read on the small building ?
Stever on 13th April 2020 @ 8:31am
The sign says "Fairbanks Scales"
ArthurB on 13th April 2020 @ 9:02am
classic examples of flimsy and substantial.....yes, many thanks ODOT! and thanks for sign question Steve...and the answer Arthur....I still have high hopes for the MHRR's future!
Arlen Sheldrake on 13th April 2020 @ 9:47am
This "photo" has an interesting quality in that it looks like a fine pencil drawing more than an actual photo. Or maybe my eyes are just getting bad :)
kmb on 13th April 2020 @ 5:50pm
I was questioned about the east side abutments, they can be driven to by going south under the RR bridge.
Kenn on 14th April 2020 @ 8:01am
kmb, the exposure does give this an ethereal quality that makes it look more like artwork than a photo, but I can assure you it is a photo. I can see fine grain detail which would not be possible in a pencil drawing.
ArthurB on 14th April 2020 @ 10:36am
Sorry we lost this bridge but thankful Grants Pass still has a similar 1931 concrete arch bridge over the Rogue River ( should not admit I was at the dedication). I assume Olga crossed into town on the earlier steel through truss that is now the Robertson bridge several miles downstream.
Kenn on 12th May 2020 @ 8:27am