The Hood River- White Salmon Bridge certainly got lots of use this weekend with the Interstate 84 closure due to rock slide. This is what it looked like from its opening in 1924 until it was raised with the Bonneville Pool in 1937. I'm sure someone has a modern view from the same spot.
Hazy day, I wonder if there was a fire out there somewhere?
Nice view of the Hood River delta, interesting to see how the channels seemed to point upstream on the Columbia.
Interesting to that the surge tower for the power plant can be seen. Maybe it always could from this vantage point but I never noticed or maybe trees grew up and obstructed the view?
What are the buildings we can see along the scenic highway to the east? Are they homes? Now that I think about it I can remember seeing some old foundations out that way.
Longshot2 on 17th February 2014 @ 9:36am
Amazing how much land down there on the Washington side. Wonder if that is some of the Dickey land.
charlott on 17th February 2014 @ 9:45am
I will be interested to see if someone does a modern view from the same spot, because I am not sure this is from Burdoin Mtn.
Might be from the White Salmon Bluff.
I always wondered how much good bottom ground went under water from the dam.
l.e. on 17th February 2014 @ 10:42am
I wonder if the pond of water we see in the foreground would be the mouth of Jewett Creek at river level.
l.e. on 17th February 2014 @ 11:09am
and the SP&S Railway at the bottom of the picture.....wish the photographer could have waited for a train :) .......GREAT picture.
Arlen Sheldrake on 17th February 2014 @ 11:43am
Is that the Rail Road Track in the foreground?
Ellen Dittebrandt on 17th February 2014 @ 10:34pm
I agree with I.e......this is straight across from the eastern end of (Eddie Mays Inn) :) The hazy day looks like summer, but the river is flat!
Dayne on 18th February 2014 @ 7:34pm
My great grandfather was Frank Burdoin d.1893 - the man who the mountain was named after...
Jon McCollum on 11th December 2015 @ 11:43am