Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923; Photo provided by Oregon State Univerity Library Special Collections & Archives' Gerald W. Williams Collection
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Yes, that is correct, the piers now support high voltage powerlines.
Am I seeing correctly that they repurposed the bridge piers for the powerlines?
I purchased some old bridge postcards a while back, one that featured a paddle boat in front of a bridge. The caption read "Willamette River and Steel Bridge, Albany, Oregon" I came across a single mention of this bridge on a website I've linked here.