Willamette Falls Locks at High Water - 1923


Willamette Falls Locks at High Water - Eddy

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Shortly after the Arch Bridge was completed, the Willamette River experienced one of its periodic floods. Here we see high water flowing through (over) the locks on the West Linn side of Willamette Falls. Life went on, though perhaps not normally. Detail view 1 shows some men crossing one of the set of lock gates, on planks supported above the water. Detail view 2 shows the water half-way up the first floor of the adjoining buildings.

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

Additional Information

Item Number CC0007
Photographer Ralph Eddy
Location West Linn, Clackamas County
Subject Floods, Locks
Decade 1920s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Original Negative
Size of Original 3.2 x 4.1 inches
Photographer's Number Number 179