Look closely, you can see bigfoot in the timbers!
ralph on 27th February 2014 @ 7:11am
Sometimes he rides the flume for fun!!
I don't see how this spindly thing could last for more than a week.
One log or tree or snow melt coming down the river would wipe out half of it.
l.e. on 27th February 2014 @ 7:21am
Wasn't there one of those across the Hood River?
I could see them being torn out by floods every few years, or burning down easily.
andy b on 27th February 2014 @ 1:51pm
I assume this is above the fish hatchery, but it actually could be in that curve right below the hatchery.
l.e. on 27th February 2014 @ 8:52pm
appears to be a wire running along poles on top of the flume, phone?
Arlen Sheldrake on 28th February 2014 @ 12:17am
What an engineering nightmare. That spindly thing would have caught every twig that floated down the river and must have acted as a dam during even minor flooding. A single tree of any size moving down the river would have acted as a battering ram and taken the whole thing out. A lot of this kind of structure didn't make it through a year of use before failing.
Constructing and repairing the thing must have been dangerous as heck as well.
Longshot on 28th February 2014 @ 2:58am
Yes and they used to also build bridges like this and actual trains went over them. Back east they had a bunch of these during the Civil War.
charlott on 28th February 2014 @ 6:40am
They must have had damage early on from high water to put though's guard panel in place at the water level.
Bill P. on 2nd March 2014 @ 5:41pm
Is this be the high flume trestle at Spirit Falls?
Kenn on 12th August 2015 @ 2:51pm
From the October 28, 1893 HR Glacier: Wm. Kennedy fell from the flume at Chenowith last Saturday, breaking one of his legs. He fell a distance of 40 feet and that he was not more seriously injured is little short of a miracle. Dr. Brosius was called and reduced the fracture, leaving the patient as comfortable as circumstances would permit.
L.E. on 26th October 2019 @ 6:20am