High Wheeler on West End of Oregon City Bridge - c. 1895


High Wheeler on West End of Oregon City Bridge

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A young man poses with his high wheeler bicycle on the west end of the old Oregon City suspension bridge - the original "bridge to nowhere". The attribution for the bridge came from the fact that there wasn't a whole lot going on at this end of the bridge; the incorporation of West Linn was a good fifteen years away. But mills already existed on this side of the river, and one reason for the bridge was to allow workers from Oregon City to cross the river to get to work. The bicycle itself was nearing the end of its fairly short era - already being replaced by the more modern safety bicycle we know today.

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

Additional Information

Item Number CC0064
Photographer Unknown
Location Oregon City, West Linn, Clackamas County
Subject Bicycles, Bridges and Trestles
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Glass Negative
Size of Original 4.9 x 7.7 inches
Photographer's Number No