Waterfront Park, 1983

This image provides of view from Waterfront Park, looking towards the Burnside Bridge, in 1983. This area has transformed since this image was taken.

 

Waterfront Park looking toward Burnside Bridge, 1983: A2011-008.14

Waterfront Park looking toward Burnside Bridge, 1983: A2011-008.14

 

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Guild’s Lake Pumping Station, 1969

This image provides an aerial view looking northeast from the Guild’s Lake Pumping Station. The railroad bridge, the “cut,” Doane Lake, and St. Johns are visible. Also visible along Willamette Blvd. are the Water Bureau’s Alma and St. Johns Water tanks.

 

Looking northeast from the Guild’s Lake Pumping Station, March 11, 1969 : A2001-007.880

Looking northeast from the Guild’s Lake Pumping Station, March 11, 1969 : A2001-007.880

 

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Portland Waterfront, circa 1918

Over the years, the Portland waterfront has transformed many times. Here is what the waterfront looked like circa 1918. This view is looking west, towards downtown Portland.

 

Portland waterfront and downtown looking west, circa 1918 : A2004-002.570

Portland waterfront and downtown looking west, circa 1918 : A2004-002.570

 

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Morrison Bridge, 1894

In this image is a view of the first Morrison Bridge,looking east during the 1894 flood. The river is sitting at a high level not far from the bridge’s deck.

 

 Old Morrison St. Bridge, 1894 : A2004-002.695

Old Morrison St. Bridge, 1894 : A2004-002.695

 

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Broadway Bridge, circa 1918

Today we have an image of the Broadway Bridge, circa 1918. Bridge construction took place between 1911 and 1912. Click here for more information on the Broadway Bridge.

Broadway bridge with ship, circa 1918 : A2004-002.569

Broadway bridge with ship, circa 1918 : A2004-002.569

 

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Portland Aerial, c1926

The Portland of circa 1926 is familiar to us today but oh, so many changes! All of our downtown river crossings were in place, including a new Burnside Bridge. It would be another three-quarters of a century before all the rails in Northwest would be ripped up to create the Pearl District. The west side seawall was only a few years from realization, and the relentless march of the bulldozers had yet to create the patchwork of surface parking lots that in many cases still exist. On the east side, the riverfront was still highly industrial, Albina was untouched, and it would be decades before freeways cut off much of this area from the river.

A2004-002.73 Portland from the Air c1926(City of Portland Archives)