USS Marblehead, with Old Steel Bridge & Union Station - c. 1905

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USS Marblehead, with Old Steel Bridge & Union Station - Indahl

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The USS Marblehead rests in the Willamette River, in front of the original Steel Bridge, which had a rotating center span. The Marblehead received her battle stars during the Spanish-American War, during which she helped capture Guantanamo Bay.

Also visible to the left is the square tower of Union Station, opened in 1896. The bridge shown here was a double-deck swing-span bridge, and was Portland's first railroad bridge when completed in 1888. Its name came from the fact that it was built of steel, rather than wrought iron, which was the typical material of its time. Portland's current Steel Bridge replaced this one in 1912. Still a double decker, the "new" bridge is now over one hundred years old.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0349
Photographer Olaf Indahl
Location Portland, Multnomah County
Subject Bridges and Trestles, Docks and Harbors, Military, Ships and Boats, Town Views
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Glass Negative
Size of Original 2.6 x 3.6 inches
Photographer's Number No

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