Deschutes River at Twin Crossings - circa 1910


Deschutes River at Twin Crossings - Weister

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Construction has just begun for the south railroad trestle across the Deschutes at Milepost 44, north of Sherars Falls. The flat area on the left bank became the south pier for the trestle, built for James J. Hill's Oregon Trunk line in about 1910. After crossing this first trestle, the railway travels through a tunnel under the bluffs and crosses the river again on a second, "twin" trestle, returning to the left bank. Note in detail view 1 a small suspension bridge across the river, and in detail view 2 some railroad tracks used in the construction process.

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

Additional Information

Item Number AA1081
Photographer George M. Weister
Location Sherman County, Wasco County
Subject Bridges and Trestles, Canyons, Gorges and Valleys, Mining, Rivers and Streams
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Glass Negative
Size of Original 6.3 x 8.2 inches
Photographer's Number Number 13543