Multnomah Falls Timber Bridge, before Reinforcements - c. 1883


Multnomah Falls Timber Bridge, before Reinforcements - Davidson

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The first timber bridge at Multnomah Falls stands unoccupied in this view published by I. G. Davidson shortly after the bridge's completion, in about 1883 The beauty of this simple "bow string" design didn't last very long, as it was soon reinforced with additional poles and cables to make it stronger and more stable. The small building in the lower left was likely built by the railroad, which was the main way tourists traveled to Multnomah Falls at that time. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0561
Photographer Isaac G. Davidson
Location Columbia Gorge, Multnomah Falls, Multnomah County
Subject Bridges and Trestles, Waterfalls
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 5.0 x 7.7 inches
Photographer's Number Number 64