Colorized photo of Multnomah Falls

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Colorized photo of Multnomah Falls

Post by miah66 » October 27th, 2016, 11:02 am

Late 1800's-early 1900's

How cool is this?! :ugeek:

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Re: Colorized photo of Multnomah Falls

Post by bushwhacker » October 27th, 2016, 11:21 am

Cool. Guess I never realized that the lodge was built after Benson Bridge. Looks like a lot of landscape was removed to build the lodge too.

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Re: Colorized photo of Multnomah Falls

Post by adamschneider » October 27th, 2016, 11:22 am

The photo is from 1918. Original here: http://www.shorpy.com/node/19283

(The lodge was built in 1925.)

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Re: Colorized photo of Multnomah Falls

Post by justpeachy » October 29th, 2016, 4:16 pm

NEATO! I love seeing historic photos from places I know and love.
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Re: Colorized photo of Multnomah Falls

Post by BigBear » November 16th, 2016, 12:45 pm

Great find. It's interesting to see the falls without the lodge. I would love to see a similar photo of the log bridge (circa 1910). I have a few vintage postcards of the log bridge, but have yet to see a quality photo of the same.

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Re: Colorized photo of Multnomah Falls

Post by Splintercat » January 4th, 2017, 6:13 pm

Benson Bridge built in 1914, the first incarnation of the lodge was in 1925, I believe. There's a cool schematic done as part of a USDOT project in the 1990s that shows the expanding footprint of the lodge over the years -- the original version was roughly half the footprint of what we see today (and built by the City of Portland, as I recall).

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Re: Colorized photo of Multnomah Falls

Post by bushwhacker » January 23rd, 2017, 7:53 am

It's interesting to note that in the 1880's the 'pre' Benson Bridge was a wooden structure called a 'bowstring truss bridge'.
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Benson Bridge around 1883
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Re: Colorized photo of Multnomah Falls

Post by miah66 » January 23rd, 2017, 8:11 am

who wants to volunteer to walk across that thing!? :lol:
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