Hayden Island, 1973

The east end of Hayden Island is shown in this 1973 aerial photo where it meets Tomahawk Island, now joined together. Tomahawk Island was once named Sand Island and was the site of the Lotus Isle amusement park referenced in yesterday’s post. The pilings at bottom center are remnants of the bridge that joined Lotus Isle with Faloma and carried the streetcar.

hayden island complex-NARA-548023 1973(National Archives)

Proposed Columbia River Bridge, 1913

Paddle wheel boats and tall-masted sailing ships frequented the Vancouver riverfront in 1913 when this new bridge was proposed to span the Columbia River to Portland. Construction on the Vancouver-Portland Bridge began in 1915 and would open in 1917.

proposed columbia river bridge 19130101(The Oregonian. Retrieved from http://infoweb.newsbank.com)

Pacific Highway Interstate Bridge, 1917

The Interstate Bridge, connecting Portland with Vancouver, Washington, was a single span carrying two-way traffic when it opened in 1917. A second bridge was added in 1958 and this original span carries northbound traffic now. The new bridge was built with a humpback profile and this old span was upgraded that way too, so this flat profile no longer exists. This 1917 view, which includes the old ferry, looks south from Vancouver.

(City of Portland Archives)