St. Johns Bridge, c1930

An unusual perspective on the St. Johns Bridge construction circa 1930. The far side of the east tower is covered in scaffolding. If you look closely, you can see workers up near the top, lending a sense of scale to the project.

A2004-002.9146 St Johns Bridge 1930(City of Portland Archives)

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3 Responses to “St. Johns Bridge, c1930”

  1. Mike G Says:

    This was back in the days before they invented safety. It’s amazing that they got these things built this way. Cheers to the workers that did it. It’s in that respect that preservation (and this website) is so important!

  2. Greg Says:

    One of the first things I learned in my brief career as an Ironworker almost 30 years ago is that if you drop something you always yell out “headache below”.

  3. stiefve Says:

    Love this! Thanks for digging it up.

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