Photo taken by Michael Goff on December 2, 2009
BH Photo #150375
These are my people. One branch of the family moved to the Yakima Valley. Further descendants were Canadian pioneers.
The supports and railings of this bridge have a very Beaux Arts appearance to them. They have the feeling of a Tiffany lamp. Surprising how influenced engineers were by the artistic bent of the day.
The answer to your inquiry, Tom, can be found at the following website, a Dollarhide genealogy site, run by someone out of Salt Lake. They trace back to a variation of the name in Ireland. A Jesse Dollarhide Jr born in Indiana sought fortune out West with his siblings and parents. He eventually settled near the Ashland, Oregon area and built a sawmill. Upset at having to pay to use a toll road owned by a competitor for his business use he would eventually purchase part of and then build some of his own road over the mountains. This toll road now owned exclusively by the Dollarhide family was the route over the Siskiyous from Ashland, Oregon to Hornbrook, California. They sold their right of way to the state right about the time this bridge was constructed. So it went from wagon road to automobile road, the Pacific Highway, US 99, and some of it present day I-5.
Currently the state of Oregon is in the process of rehabbing this and another bridge in the area, Steinman Overcrossing.
Does anyone know how the bridge got it's name? My grandfather came over with his brother from Germany
and their father.