Bonneville Dam, Columbia River - 1939


Bonneville Dam, Columbia River - Eddy

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Ralph Eddy was fascinated with the interplay between built structures like bridges and dams, and the natural environment where they were placed. This view shows the Bonneville Dam shortly after it was completed in 1937. The lower half of the photograph shows the pool and weir fish ladder built as part of the project. This type of fish ladder is one of the oldest styles, using a series of small dams and pools of regular length to create a long, sloping channel for fish to travel around the obstruction

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

Additional Information

Item Number CC0019
Photographer Ralph Eddy
Location Columbia Gorge, Multnomah County
Subject Rivers and Streams, Water and Power Projects
Decade 1930s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Original Negative
Size of Original 4.7 x 6.7 inches
Photographer's Number Number 53