Building a Bridge Along the Snake River near Robinette - c. 1909


Building a Bridge Along the Snake River near Robinette

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This view shows a railroad bridge under construction across the Powder River where it flows into the Snake. Robinette was located behind the photographer on the west bank of the Snake River. In 1909, about the time of this photo, the townsite and the new train station were named for James E. Robinette, who had settled at this location in 1887. By 1940, when Robinette had a population of 46, it was the northern terminus of a branch line of the Union Pacific Railroad (Oregon Short Line) that ran along the Snake River from Huntington, and served the Pine Valley and Eagle Valley agricultural areas to the north. The townsite is now under the water of the Brownlee Reservoir, which was created by the damming of the Snake River by the Brownlee Dam in 1958. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0444
Photographer Unknown
Location Robinette, Baker County
Subject Construction, Rivers and Streams, Trains, Railroads, Streetcars
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Postcard
Size of Original 3.4 x 4.8 inches
Photographer's Number No