Photograph showing a wooden flume bridge crossing the Little Sandy River near the Little Sandy Dam. Five men in work wear stand on pieces of wood next to the flume while looking at the camera. Water can be seen under the bridge in the background. Written on the negative is “E301-03396.”
Photograph taken from a side angle showing a wooden trestle bridge with an open gap before the installation of a steel span. Rocks and dirt can be seen in the foreground, and a hillside with bare trees behind the bridge. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-296.”
Photograph taken from a side angle, showing an incomplete wooden trestle bridge crossing a dirt ravine. A small creek is running downhill and under the bridge, while trees and mountains are visible in the distance. Two men can be seen standing on the left side of the bridge.
Photograph showing a wooden footbridge over the Clackamas River. At the bottom of the frame, two men stand on the bridge, one of which is looking at the camera. Water can be seen flowing under the bridge. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-26” and “25.”
Photograph looking downriver, showing a bridge above the dam and lodge (building visible on left at top of hill). Another wooden building is visible next to the lodge, and the river continues around a bend into the distance.
Photograph showing a partially completed suspension bridge over the Clackamas river near the River Mill Dam site. Cliffs and trees can be seen throughout the image. Written on the negative is “Dec 22, ‘09 – PES 2009.”
Photograph showing a bridge over the Clackamas River, taken from river level looking upward. In the background, a wooden suspension bridge can be seen across the cliffs behind the larger front bridge. Written on the negative is “Dec 22, ‘09 PRD 2007.”
Photograph showing a suspension bridge over the Clackamas River in near the River Mill dam area. The bridge crosses between two tall cliff faces, beyond which the river can be seen around. Snow is on the ground throughout the image. Written on the negative is “Feb 3, ‘10, PES 2014.”
Photograph showing a wooden bridge at the Big Sandy Dam (likely the Marmot Dam). Water is flowing under the bridge, and in the distance several wooden structures and utility poles are visible. Written on the negative is “B.S.4.” (Image note: some discoloration visible at left side of image).
Photograph showing a wooden plank and log bridge crossing a small running creek, taken from a slight side angle. An automobile is on the bridge facing forward. Trees and other foliage can be seen throughout the image. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-39” and “36.”
Photograph showing the top surface of a wooden trestle bridge and a dirt road, with a wooden flume and dam structure visible in the distance (Cazadero Dam). In the background, forested hillsides can be seen above the Clackamas River. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-23” and “32.”
Photograph showing the left bank of the Clackamas River at the river Mill Dam, taken from the “island.” Near the center of the frame, two men in long jackets stand next to a surveying station. To the left, another man in a hat and jacket looks at the camera. In the distance, men can be seen working on the dam spillway. Written on the negative is “#70M. 11-28-10.”
Photograph taken from a high angle showing a bridge over the Little Sandy River during snowfall. In the distance, men can be seen spraying water out of a hose towards the river. On the left side of the bank is a wooden structure surrounded by trees. Is the distance, snowy trees can be seen on a hillside. Written on the negative is “0261.”
Photograph showing Timothy Lake early in the water release process. A bridge of cut logs and wood planks extends to the far shore of the lake, with a rowboat moored to a section of the structure. Cut stumps on a hillside can be seen in the distance. Written on the negative is "56-251."
Negatives documenting company activities, including electrical infrastructure, employees, power generation and distribution throughout Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Cascade Range. Additional general images include streetcars and trains, street lighting, power line installation, Rose Festival floats, office buildings, car barns and bridges. Of particular note are dam building projects at Bull Run and along the Clackamas River (1910-1930), and early electric stations in Oregon City at Willamette Falls.
Photograph showing the Clackamas River in the river Mill area, with numerous “islands” and cliffs. A wooden suspension bridge can be seen spanning two cliffs near the center of the frame, with numerous wooden buildings visible in the distance. Written on the negative is “#58M. 8-12-10.”
Photograph looking downstream looking towards the “island,” with a wooden suspension bridge visible. In front of the bridge a blurry man can be seen facing the camera. Beyond the bridge is a small wooden building next to several vertical poles. Written on the negative is “#60M. 10-10.”
Photograph showing the construction of the spillway at the River Mill Dam. At the left side of the frame, a portion of a wooden suspension bridge can be seen. Behind, a railroad bridge spans the space between two cliffs, beyond which wooden buildings are visible. Written on the negative is “#84M. 1-28-11.”
Photograph of a train crossing the Sandy River bridge at Dodge Park, Bull Run. A total of eight passenger train cars can be seen crossing the trestle bridge, under which river rocks and water can be seen.