Trolley bridge dragged out, Clackamas River open to boaters

Trolley bridge dragged out, Clackamas River open to boaters
Remnants of the Old Trolley Bridge are gone from the Clackamas River. (KATU Photo)

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — The remains of a long unused trolley bridge have been removed from the Clackamas River, and state regulators say the stream is again open to boaters.

The century-old bridge upstream of the confluence with the Willamette River wobbled during high water last week, and Union Pacific contractors pulled it down.

The State Marine Board closed the river while crews dismantled the steel trusses that landed in the river.

The bridge was 240 feet long and once carried trolley traffic between Gladstone and Oregon City. But streetcars haven't used it since the 1950s.