Monday, August 30, 2010

Draw That Bridge - Multnomah Falls

Two weeks ago I posted a card of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge near Portland. That card showed the falls before the bridge was built in 1914.  I invited you to submit designs for a bridge. There was one submission, which was terrific, but I can't post it due to copyright issues. It showed the Jantzen bathing suit girl spanning the falls. Very clever, and I wish I could post it, but I understand Jantzen may not want their trademark used that way.  Anyway, as promised here is the card showing the bridge. It's also an old card (from about 1920)  but it doesn't look much different today.
 Here's the pre-bridge card again:

At 620 feet, Multnomah Falls is the highest waterfall in Oregon. The Benson Footbridge was built midway on the falls in 1914., allowing people to cross 105 feet above the lower cascade. It's a beautiful view and a great starting point for a number of hiking trails.

Here's the back of the card:

1 comment:

  1. Boy, nobody seems to care about poor Multnomah Falls! Too bad, they are really quite pretty, and over 3x as high as famous Niagara (although they have alot less water than N., and are alot shorter than the tallest falls in the world that top 2000 feet). Still, you can't beat the accessibility- right next to the interstate- and the the exposed basalt layers are a pretty cool geology lesson too.



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