Bridges--Oregon--Portland

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Trolley and tracks with Sellwood car

Street scene with train and pedestrians. Signage on the train indicates “Sellwood” “East Moreland and Reed College” and a bridge appears in the background (potentially Hawthorne Bridge). Storefronts for business as hotels visible, such as “Hotel Wyoming” and “Palace Laundry”.

Portland General Electric Photograph Collection

  • Org. Lot 151
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 1965

Negatives documenting company activities, including electrical infrastructure, employees, power generation and distribution throughout Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Cascade Range. Additional general images include streetcars and trains, street lighting, power line installation, Rose Festival floats, office buildings, car barns and bridges. Of particular note are dam building projects at Bull Run and along the Clackamas River (1910-1930), and early electric stations in Oregon City at Willamette Falls.

Portland General Electric Company

Vogler Boy III and Oregon Wolf IV racing in Portland Rose Festival regatta

Photograph showing two unidentified men racing a speedboat named Vogler Boy III on the Willamette River in Portland. In the background are a second boat and a bridge, probably the 1905 Morrison Bridge or the 1894 Burnside Bridge. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 5 of the Oregon Journal on Thursday, June 14, 1917, under the headline “Spectacular Speed Boat Race of Annual Rose Festival Regatta.” The photograph had the following caption: “Vogler Boy III, Pacific Coast speed boat champion, leading the Oregon Wolf IV in the free-for-all race of the Rose Festival regatta.” The photograph accompanied a story with the headline “Vogler Boy III Wins Free-For-All Event Of Carnival Regatta” and the subheading “Vogler's Champion Defeats Oregon Wolf IV by Margin of One Second.” See related image No. 376G0161.

Vogler Boy III and Oregon Wolf IV racing in Portland Rose Festival regatta

Photograph showing two unidentified men racing a speedboat named Vogler Boy III on the Willamette River in Portland. In the background are a second boat and a bridge, probably the 1905 Morrison Bridge or the 1894 Burnside Bridge. A similar photograph, image No. 376G0160, was published on Page 5 of the Oregon Journal on Thursday, June 14, 1917, under the headline “Spectacular Speed Boat Race of Annual Rose Festival Regatta.” That photograph had the following caption: “Vogler Boy III, Pacific Coast speed boat champion, leading the Oregon Wolf IV in the free-for-all race of the Rose Festival regatta.” The photograph accompanied a story with the headline “Vogler Boy III Wins Free-For-All Event Of Carnival Regatta” and the subheading “Vogler’s Champion Defeats Oregon Wolf IV by Margin of One Second.”

Crowd at Burnside Bridge dedication ceremony

Photograph of a crowd beginning to walk over the new Burnside Bridge in Portland during dedication festivities on May 28, 1926. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal on May 29, 1926, with the following caption: "A scene snapped as the draw gates were opened and the crowd was allowed to pass over the structure for the first time." The photograph was one of several published together on Page 3 under the headline "Forces of Water and Land Join in Span Dedication."

Burnside Bridge under construction

Photograph, looking northwest, of the Burnside Bridge in Portland during construction, circa 1925. The bridge opened on May 28, 1926; see image Nos. 371N3005 and 371N3006. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Joining of center arch, Ross Island Bridge

Photograph of unidentified workers guiding a steel girder into place during construction of the Ross Island Bridge on September 13, 1926. The girder joined the two pieces of the bridge’s center arch. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal that day. The photograph had the headline “Gap in Ross Island Bridge Closed” and the caption “Swinging girder on north side of center span into place. Contractor J. H. Pomeroy at left.” The photograph accompanied a story on the same page, headlined “Gap is Closed in Ross Island Span.” Also see image Nos. 371N5074, 371N5077, and 371N5078.

Joining of center arch, Ross Island Bridge

Photograph of unidentified workers guiding a steel girder into place during construction of the Ross Island Bridge on September 13, 1926. The girder joined the two pieces of the bridge’s center arch. The second man from left may be contractor J. H. Pomeroy. A similar photograph, image No. 371N5074, was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on September 13, 1926. Also see image 371N5077 and 371N5078.

Ross Island Bridge

Photograph of the Ross Island Bridge in Portland, possibly taken in December 1926. A similar photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on December 21, 1926, the day the bridge was dedicated.

Ross Island Bridge under construction

Photograph of the Ross Island Bridge in Portland during construction. This photograph was published on Page 20 of the Oregon Journal on September 14, 1926, under the headline “Ross Island Bridge Steel Spans River.” The photograph had the following caption: “The great center arch span of the new Ross Island bridge, third and last of Portland’s bridge program, was linked yesterday when derricks swung into place the girders that closed the gap. Above is a view of this arch, one of the longest bridges anywhere, as it looked when this girder was dropped into position.” Also see image Nos. 371N5074, 371N5075, 371N5077, and 371N5078, showing the lifting and placement of the girder that joined the bridge’s center arch. Image note: Negative damage at bottom of image.

Ross Island Bridge

Photograph, taken from below, of the Ross Island Bridge in Portland. The photograph may have been taken in December 1926, when the bridge was completed; the streetlights on the bridge appear to be decorated as they were for dedication ceremonies on December 21, 1926.

Ross Island Bridge from Hood Street

Photograph of the Ross Island Bridge in Portland, taken from Hood Street below the bridge. This photograph was one of four published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on December 21, 1926, the day the bridge was dedicated. The photographs were published under the headline “Another Bridge Spans the Flood.” This photograph had the following caption information: “Hood street, passing under the west approach.” The photographs accompanied a story with the headline, “$1,950,000 Ross Island Bridge Open.”

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