Historic Hood River
Wilsons Looking Back
As you can see this image is captioned “Wilson’s Looking back from Old Tucker Bridge.” I know we’re supposed to romanticize this era but I can’t imagine it was comfortable to ride with six adults in a carriage like that.
I believe this is the John and Nancy Wilson family which we saw in this view, though they are a bit younger here.
I think the old bridge was a little west of the current crossing. You can see how it comes closer to the old Tucker house, which still stands. You can still see concrete abutments west of the current bridge.
Not only was the ride not very comfortable, but there was always the concern of a horse panicking while crossing a bridge. You can see these horses have blinders, to prevent vision from the side, but still, the openess and movement and probably the change in sounds could contribute to a panic run-away.
Can you send us a copy of yesterdayâ€™s post picture 1802 prospect thank you !
Glenn and Christina 1802 prospect 5414902151
I always wondered what that bridge looked like. So cool! Definitely thrown up quick and dirty, and not built to last. Just good enough until something more permanent went in.
At least the wood didn't have to travel very far from the mill.
Dirt and straw would help keep it from being slippery.
That road on the hillside appears to start at the left of the photo and go up, instead of coming down as it does now with the S curve.
I believe that road going up to the west is the old Crocket Grade. Remains of it can be found on the canyon side North of the Moe Orchard.