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“Ruins of the High Bridge, Middle Block House, Cascades.” (Stereograph 1265)

Stereograph view of an Oregon Steam Navigation Co. steam locomotive approaching from the east on the company’s portage railroad around the Cascades of the Columbia River, Skamania County, Washington Territory, 1867. South of the locomotive are ruins of the High Bridge, built by the military in 1860 to cross the Hamilton Creek drainage, and the Chenoweth/Putnam tramway.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

“Ruins of the High Bridge, Middle Block House, Cascades.” (Stereograph 1265)

Duplicate of Stereograph 1265, on a different mount. Stereograph view of an Oregon Steam Navigation Co. steam locomotive approaching from the east on the company’s portage railroad around the Cascades of the Columbia River, Skamania County, Washington Territory, 1867. South of the locomotive are ruins of the High Bridge, built by the military in 1860 to cross the Hamilton Creek drainage, and the Chenoweth/Putnam tramway.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

Automobiles on the Bridge at Shepperd's Dell on the Columbia River Highway

Photograph of several automobiles crossing the bridge at Shepperd's Dell on the Historic Columbia River Highway in the Columbia River Gorge. Two people stand on either side of the bridge, looking over the railing. The people in the automobiles look toward the camera. Writing on the bottom of the print indicates a 1915 copyright by the Weister Co.

Weister Company

Oregon Trunk Rail Bridge across the Columbia River near Celilo Falls

View of the Oregon Trunk (OT) Rail Bridge across the Columbia River near Wishram Washington. The bridge is also known as the Celilo Bridge. The photograph is taken from the bank on the Oregon side of the river and captures almost the full span of the bridge. A portion of Celilo Village is visible in the foreground. The community of Skien is visible in the distance at the base of the bridge on the Washington side. A note on the back of the photograph reads, "File No. 68 - OT/Celilo Bridge across Columbia River, near Wishram, Wash."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

"O.9. Tooth Bridge and Eagle Creek Crossing, Cascades."

View of the Tooth Bridge, part of the Oregon Steam Navigation Co.'s Oregon Portage Railroad in the Columbia River Gorge. The bridge crosses Eagle Creek in the distance. The calm waters of the Columbia River Channel reflect surrounding trees. Loose duplicate plate in 5/2. This plate is part of Carlton Watkin's "Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery" album.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

Verso of, “Ruins of the High Bridge, Middle Block House, Cascades.” (Stereograph 1265)

Stereograph view of an Oregon Steam Navigation Co. steam locomotive approaching from the east on the company’s portage railroad around the Cascades of the Columbia River, Skamania County, Washington Territory, 1867. South of the locomotive are ruins of the High Bridge, built by the military in 1860 to cross the Hamilton Creek drainage, and the Chenoweth/Putnam tramway.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

Verso of, “Ruins of the High Bridge, Middle Block House, Cascades.” (Stereograph 1265)

Duplicate of Stereograph 1265, on a different mount. Stereograph view of an Oregon Steam Navigation Co. steam locomotive approaching from the east on the company’s portage railroad around the Cascades of the Columbia River, Skamania County, Washington Territory, 1867. South of the locomotive are ruins of the High Bridge, built by the military in 1860 to cross the Hamilton Creek drainage, and the Chenoweth/Putnam tramway.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

Oregon Trunk Rail Bridge across the Columbia River near Celilo Falls

View of the Oregon Trunk (OT) Rail Bridge across the Columbia River near Wishram Washington. The photograph is taken from the tracks on the Washington side of the bridge looking south through the trusses. The bridge is also known as the Celilo Bridge. A note on the back of the photograph reads, "File No. 66 - OT/Celilo Bridge across Columbia River, near Wishram, Wash. Kiser 5475."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

Tooth Bridge (Mammoth 446)

View of the Tooth Bridge, located west of Eagle Creek in the Columbia River Gorge and part of the Oregon Steam Navigation Co.’s Oregon Portage Railroad. Two people pose with a mule and a cart on the tracks. No title on matted plate. OHS Collection includes 1 duplicate of this mammoth plate, on a different mount, with the alternate title, "Columbia River Near the Cascades."

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

S.S. George Vancouver traveling under the Interstate Bridge after launch from Vancouver Shipyard

Photograph showing the S.S. George Vancouver traveling on the Columbia River, under than open Interstate Bridge, after being launched from the Vancouver Shipyard. A river boat can be seen next to the larger ship, and people watch from the short along the bottom of the frame (negative 9 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998