NW Lovejoy Ramp, 1939

The NW Lovejoy ramp once met the west end of the Broadway Bridge and then came down to grade level at NW 14th Avenue. The ramp, here looking east, and most of what we see in this 1939 photo, is gone, replaced by Pearl District development. A bit of Union Station, featured yesterday, can be seen at the extreme upper edge.

A2005-001.391 NW Lovejoy Ramp and 10th Ave east 1939(City of Portland Archives)

Northwest Portland Rail Yards

This is a gorgeous aerial view of the rail yards and train depots in Northwest Portland in 1939, long before it was transformed into the Pearl District. NW 11th and Hoyt is in the lower right corner (see a  1917 street level view down Hoyt here). The Lovejoy ramp (left) meets the Broadway Bridge (top center) and the Broadway ramp in front of Union Station.

(City of Portland Archives)