Bridge construction--Oregon--Portland

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Burnside Bridge under construction

Photograph, looking northwest, of the Burnside Bridge in Portland during construction, circa 1925. The bridge opened on May 28, 1926; see image Nos. 371N3005 and 371N3006. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Joining of center arch, Ross Island Bridge

Photograph of unidentified workers guiding a steel girder into place during construction of the Ross Island Bridge on September 13, 1926. The girder joined the two pieces of the bridge’s center arch. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal that day. The photograph had the headline “Gap in Ross Island Bridge Closed” and the caption “Swinging girder on north side of center span into place. Contractor J. H. Pomeroy at left.” The photograph accompanied a story on the same page, headlined “Gap is Closed in Ross Island Span.” Also see image Nos. 371N5074, 371N5077, and 371N5078.

Joining of center arch, Ross Island Bridge

Photograph of unidentified workers guiding a steel girder into place during construction of the Ross Island Bridge on September 13, 1926. The girder joined the two pieces of the bridge’s center arch. The second man from left may be contractor J. H. Pomeroy. A similar photograph, image No. 371N5074, was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on September 13, 1926. Also see image 371N5077 and 371N5078.

Ross Island Bridge under construction

Photograph of the Ross Island Bridge in Portland during construction. This photograph was published on Page 20 of the Oregon Journal on September 14, 1926, under the headline “Ross Island Bridge Steel Spans River.” The photograph had the following caption: “The great center arch span of the new Ross Island bridge, third and last of Portland’s bridge program, was linked yesterday when derricks swung into place the girders that closed the gap. Above is a view of this arch, one of the longest bridges anywhere, as it looked when this girder was dropped into position.” Also see image Nos. 371N5074, 371N5075, 371N5077, and 371N5078, showing the lifting and placement of the girder that joined the bridge’s center arch. Image note: Negative damage at bottom of image.

Broadway Bridge, Portland, with bascule raised during construction

Photograph showing the Broadway Bridge in Portland with one bascule raised in March 1913, while the bridge was under construction. A cropped version of this photograph and a short story were published on Page 17 of the Oregon Journal on Thursday, Mary 6, 1913, under the headline “Move 2000 Tons Easily In Bridge Test.” The photograph had the following caption: “West leaf of the Broadway bridge bascule in place.” The story reported that the leaf had worked almost perfectly in tests, that the east leaf would be tested within a week, and the bridge was expected to be completed April 1. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Princess Hotel and Burnside Bridge construction area

Photograph showing the Princess Hotel at East Third and East Burnside streets (now Southeast Third Avenue and East Burnside Street) in Portland on Monday, May 11, 1925, after the hotel was raised and moved northward to accommodate the approach to the new Burnside Bridge. That day, a cropped version of this photograph and image No. 371N5590 were published on Page 16 of the Oregon Journal’s city edition. The photographs were published under the headline “Hotel Safely Moved to New Site.” They had the following caption: “To make room for East Burnside bridge approach, 20,000-ton Princess hotel, concrete building, was moved back 35 feet, operation being concluded late Saturday.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Upper picture shows building as it appeared today.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Princess Hotel Is Moved; City Saved $25,000.” The story, conflicting with the caption, reported that the building was moved 36 feet.

Site of Princess Hotel after building was moved for Burnside Bridge construction

Photograph, taken in May 1925, showing the site of the Princess Hotel at East Third and East Burnside streets (now Southeast Third Avenue and East Burnside Street) in Portland. At right is the hotel building after it was raised and then moved northward to accommodate the approach to the new Burnside Bridge. The approach is under construction at left. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 371N5589 were published on Page 16 of the Oregon Journal city edition on Monday, May 11, 1925. The photographs were published under the headline “Hotel Safely Moved to New Site.” They had the following caption: “To make room for East Burnside bridge approach, 20,000-ton Princess hotel, concrete building, was moved back 35 feet, operation being concluded late Saturday.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Lower picture shows distance moved, with timber construction used to sustain heavy load during its peregrination.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Princess Hotel Is Moved; City Saved $25,000.” The story, conflicting with the caption, reported that the building was moved 36 feet.