Building the Temporary Bridge at Willamette Falls - 1921


Building the Temporary Bridge at Willamette Falls - Eddy

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It's said that this temporary footbridge was built in one day, which may be a slight exaggeration, but it clearly went up quickly. It was needed during the construction of the new Arch Bridge at the Falls, since the new bridge was built on exactly the same site as the old bridge. The cables from the earlier suspension bridge were used to support the construction process. The footbridge allowed workers who lived on one side of the river to get to the mills on the other. Hopefully they weren't afraid of heights.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon from the original negative, courtesy of the Clackamas County Historical Society.

Additional Information

Item Number CC0055
Photographer Ralph Eddy
Location Oregon City, West Linn, Willamette Falls, Clackamas County
Subject Bridges and Trestles, Construction, Rivers and Streams
Decade 1920s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Original Negative
Size of Original 4.3 x 5.4 inches
Photographer's Number Number B10