SW Front Avenue Widening Project, 1941

An image from the SW Front Avenue (Naito Parkway) widening project, looking north toward Burnside Bridge, 1941.


City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2009-009.4,


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Willamette River, circa 1918

Looking north towards the old Morrison Bridge, with the old Burnside Bridge and the Steel Bridge in the background, circa 1918.


City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2004-002.577.


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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].