Monday, June 24, 2019

The BNSF yard and Amtrak station at Wishram, Washington, on the Columbia River...

The Oregon Trunk Railroad bridge was opened in 1912. It's owned by the BNSF. The bridge had to be raised and a lift section added in 1957 when the Dalles Dam raised the level of the river and covered the Celilo Falls-- a fishing and trading spot for Native Americans for many hundreds of years.

8 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

It should have been a fishing and trading spot for Native Americans, it was better. Beautiful image all the same.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho fotográfico, aproveito para desejar uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Elephant's Child said...

Dramatic image - and no doubt a dramatic change.

Andy said...

I like you high vantage point.
It gives good, clear view of the area.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Great scenic... Love the expanse of it! ❤️❤️

Rose said...

Very interesting...that railroad looks so small in comparison to the background.

Mikael Bergman said...

a lovely view of the area
I like your story and history of the area

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Nice shot and can see the lift part.