The First Morrison Bridge, Portland - c. 1888


The First Morrison Bridge, Portland - Davidson

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The Morrison Bridge was Portland's first bridge across the Willamette, completed in 1887, about a year before this photo was created. At its opening, it was the longest bridge west of the Mississippi. It was considered a wooden swing-span structure, though it appears some steel may have used in the span that opened (see detail view 2). It was replaced in 1905 by a second swing-span bridge, which was itself replaced by the current Morrison Bridge in 1958.

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

Additional Information

Item Number AA0802
Photographer Isaac G. Davidson
Location Portland, Multnomah County
Subject Bridges and Trestles, Rivers and Streams
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.6 x 8.1 inches
Photographer's Number No