Ross Island Bridge, 1926 Posted on May 26, 2020 by Vintage Portland 14 Construction site for west Ross Island Bridge approach looking east, 1926. City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2009-009.492. View this image in Efiles by clicking here. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
Based on that ridge line in the background wouldn’t this be looking west and not east?
I think you’d be looking right into the Terwilliger/West hills woods if it was west, right?
Difficult to tell with the haziness, but it could be Mt. Tabor in the distant horizon.
Looks like Mt Tabor to me
I believe this is the East side of the bridge, and the VP photo from April 7, 2020 has a closer shot of the shovel working, but the house that is being moved is out of frame. The VP photo from January 8, 2018 is at the same location but looking West, but was taken at a later date because the house movers have removed the house. The house to the left of the shovel today, and from April is above the horses in the 2018 photo that was taken looking West.
There are lots of men in suits standing around with their hands in their pockets, that’s for sure.
I think all the guys in the dark suits are probably the engineers.
On the truck- Curtis Bros. House Movers. I’ll say again, To lift & move a house in that mucky terrain- INCREDIBLE!
The men in suits outnumber the men working.
The Curtis Bros. House Mover are using a Mack truck. The iconic Mack Bulldog hood ornament was not used until 1932.
Some of those men in suits could also be a nervous homeowner or investor?
It is the east side of the river, looking east at Mt. Tabor. The house on the right is 3004 SE 8Th.
I looked up Dan’s 3004 SE 8th on a couple of Realtors’ sites, and the house is there — the roof line and the double pillar on the porch match the house on the right in our photo today. Just do a search for that address, and you can see it! (Its estimated sale price is over $400,000, although it’s not on the market now.)
Yes, Liz C., I found the house @ 3004 SE 8th. That’s remarkable! Wonder how many generations of families have lived there in all the ensuing years? And that telephone pole; it’s still there too!