Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Beverly Bridge Construction Photo

Courtesy of the Othello Community Museum.

The steamboat St. Paul was used by the railroad to haul bridge building supplies from the Great Northern station upstream at Vulcan to Beverly, where the mile long bridge over the Columbia was being constructed.

1 comment:

Alan said...

Nice picture.

I liked the reference to Vulcan on the GN, since my brain couldn't pop up a location for that, and neither could Google.

But did, and looking at maps there confirmed that there were rapids on the pre-dam Columbia just upstream. That may have been the reason for vulcan's existence, and eventual fading, and not just for construction materials for the Beverly bridge.

The old maps on are a great resource for anyone with a historical interest, and they are available on Android and iOS devices as well, links through that webpage