Ocean Liner Passing Through Draw of Burnside Bridge - 1931


Ocean Liner Passing Through Draw of Burnside Bridge - Eddy

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An Ocean Liner passes through the opened bridge in September, 1931, about five years after the new Burnside Bridge was completed, replacing an 1894 swing-span version. Streetcars traveled the bridge until 1950, and detail view 2 shows a streetcar waiting for the ship to pass. Also in that detail view can be seen a large Ira F. Powers billboard with its trademark duck on the east bank. The Powers Company was one of Portland's many furniture manufacturing concerns. Its factory and warehouse, located at 123 NE Third, still stands today, now known as the Eastside Exchange.

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

Additional Information

Item Number CC0161
Photographer Ralph Eddy
Location Portland, Multnomah County
Subject Bridges and Trestles, Rivers and Streams, Ships and Boats, Town Views, Trains, Railroads, Streetcars
Decade 1930s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Original Negative
Size of Original 4.6 x 6.5 inches
Photographer's Number Number 223