Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - c. 1883


Multnomah Falls with Timber Bridge - Carleton Watkins

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One of the first photos Carleton Watkins took during his return to Oregon in 1883 was this view of the then new timber bridge at Multnomah Falls. He numbered it "D3". I'm not aware of the exact date the bridge was completed, but it was likely built to be ready for the completion of the northern transcontinental railroad, which was dedicated in 1883. This image shows the bridge before it was reinforced - something that happened in its first several years.

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

Additional Information

Item Number AA1022
Photographer Carleton Watkins
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 4.9 x 8.1 inches
Photographer's Number Number D 3