A10 Unpaving Paradise

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Harbor Drive 1948 sandbagging during high water (Photo City archives)

Harbor Drive 1948 sandbagging during high water (Photo City archives)

Harbor Drive (Photo Portland City Archives)

Harbor Drive (Photo Portland City Archives)

Steel Bridge approach from Harbor Drive c. 1950.

Steel Bridge approach from Harbor Drive c. 1950.

Harbor Drive Postcard c. 1970

Harbor Drive Postcard c. 1970

Same view from the Burnside bridge today.

Same view from the Burnside bridge today.

Waterfront Park in bloom thanks to Bill Natio's choice to add cherry blossom trees.

Waterfront Park in bloom thanks to Bill Natio’s choice to add cherry blossom trees.

1968-10-5 Oregonian Development of Willamette Bank

1968-10-5 Oregonian Development of Willamette Bank

1968-10-15 Oregonian Speakers Criticize Proposals OF Waterfront Development Task Force

1968-10-15 Oregonian Speakers Criticize Proposals OF Waterfront Development Task Force

1969-2-2 Oregonian Proposals Test Portland Commitment To Reclaim Riverfront

1969-2-2 Oregonian Proposals Test Portland Commitment To Reclaim Riverfront

1977-9-12 Oregonian Couch Park Harbor Drive connection

1977-9-12 Oregonian Couch Park Harbor Drive connection; “One of the projects is also a recycling effort.  Concrete chunks dug out of Harbor Drive for construction of Waterfront Park are being used to make a 120-foot “rubble wall” in Couch Park. The low wall winds around vegetation at  one planted area.  Benches have been built into the wall.”

Harbor Drive rubble wall in Couch Park

Harbor Drive rubble wall in Couch Park

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