Burnside Bridge, 1920

Oregon is home to many archives, most rich with collections documenting Oregon’s history. In order to highlight some of these collections containing Portland-area images, Vintage Portland has invited photo submissions from other archives within the region. Today’s photo and text is provided by the Multnomah County Library John Wilson Special Collections.

The Burnside Bridge, looking east, 1920.

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Burnside Bridge, looking east, from Investigation of Burnside Street Bridge, Portland, Oregon / [Report of] Herbert Nunn, State Highway Engineer [Salem] : the Commission, [1920].

Downtown Portland, circa 1965

An aerial view of downtown Portland, circa 1965. The Journal Building, Morrison Bridge, Burnside Bridge, Broadway Bridge, Steel Bridge, Memorial Coliseum, City Hall, Hotel Lennox, and the Boilermakers Union are all visible.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2010-002.118

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2010-002.118

 

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E Burnside Street, 1932

This image was taken from the east side of the Burnside Bridge, looking east. Both building on the right are still standing.

 

Eastside of Burnside Bridge, Jan. 4,1932: A2004-001.622

Eastside of Burnside Bridge, Jan. 4, 1932: A2004-001.622

 

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W Burnside Street, 1917

W Burnside Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, October 4, 1917. The old Burnside Bridge is visible in the background.

 

W Burnside between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave., Oct. 4, 1917: A2008-004.44

W Burnside between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave., Oct. 4, 1917: A2008-004.44

 

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