How many times do you think this bridge has been rebuilt since this picture was taken in 1925? This bridge was a critical link in the Mt. Hood Loop Highway, which is so often overshadowed by its contemporary, the Columbia River Highway.
Last year this bridge was raised and widened, though I suspect it won't be the last time. Here's a recent view.
I wouldn't even venture a guess how many bridges have spanned the White River. Wonder what the longevity of this particular one was. The decking looks like railroad ties.....
The vehicle looks like some sort of bus, maybe an early version of a touring vehicle.
charlott on 9th August 2013 @ 7:13am
The severity and height of the side cut on the far side is pretty dramatic. And if you look at the age of the remaining trees it gives you an idea of when it was previously so extreme . White River certainly keeps us in our place with it's dynamic sculpturing.
I particularly like the shot of the recent bridge packed full of huge boulders.
nels on 9th August 2013 @ 9:50am
Weren't there some White Touring cars in the valley being used as a bus service to between Parkdale and Hood River for a while? I wonder if this is one that might have been taken for an women's day out excursion to see the (potentially new) White River bridge.
Interesting seeing the vertical plank solid decking. Looks like at least 2x8's if not 2x10's.
longshot on 9th August 2013 @ 12:17pm
I thought that cab style was indicative of Ford Model 'C' trucks? I too like the verticals for decking. Lots of strength.
spinsur on 9th August 2013 @ 2:16pm
I have no idea on the brand, model, year, etc on the truck. I was just guessing it might be a White because I had heard there had been at least one in use in the valley.
longshot on 9th August 2013 @ 5:13pm
Looks like this bridge might be west of the new one?
I wonder if there were two sections to the bridge and the pile of rock on the right had side is a center support.
I'm guessing the lady on the right is Alva Day's wife Io and the second one from the left is his daughter. She has a certain way of holding her head.
l.e. on 9th August 2013 @ 5:19pm
Yes, that definitely looks like the woman in the Lost Lake pictures.
charlott on 11th August 2013 @ 4:30am
I was just there at White River (on Saturday, September 20th 2014)
. Looks just the same except the bridge is better! And so was our vehicle. Travelled on to Cody Orchards and brought back pears. Marvelous day - so beautiful.
Jill Stanford on 23rd September 2014 @ 3:55pm