03 July 2008

Former Burnside Bridge

I'm playing around with Google Street View tonight and noticed that it now goes all the way out into the rural fringes of the metro area. Here's my favorite bridge combo ever, for its history and its practicality. The big one was once the Burnside Bridge, hauled out here to Dodge Park in the 20's when it was replaced by the current Burnside Bridge.
My very favorite bridge ever is that little one on the left. It carries a few pipes full of Portland's drinking water across the Sandy River, from the reservoir, downhill towards the city. Its a bridge that carries water across water. For some reason I find that enthralling.

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This is a picture I took of it a couple years ago, from an early Sellwood Street post.

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