Just an absolutely brilliant photo of the Ross Island Bridge under construction. The view is to the northeast as the main span girders are joined in the middle. Although it’s mystifyingly dated 1937 on the front, this is almost certainly 1926, as the bridge opened in December of that year.
Monthly Archives: November 2013
NE Union & Russell, 1929
Our Number Man finds himself standing on the sunny corner of NE Union Avenue & Russell Street in 1929. The same building can be seen down the street in this previous post.
SE 28th Avenue, 1923
This scene along SE 28th Avenue near Eastmoreland shouldn’t be too far from our previous photo along 28th. The white house in the distance on the right may be at SE Schiller Street.
SE Foster & 66th, 1923
Northwest Portland, 1928
E Burnside & SE 14th Avenue, 1929
NE 82nd & Sandy, 1928
NE 82nd Avenue was little more than a rutted, single-lane path north of Sandy Blvd in 1928. A nice brick confectionery shop on the northeast corner and new construction on the northwest corner signaled future growth for the area. The patchwork paving on Sandy probably shows the dividing line between city property on the left and county property on the right.