Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls
Lorraine A. Curtis
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Plummeting 620 feet from its origins on Larch Mountain, Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States. Nearly two million visitors a year come to see this ancient waterfall making it Oregon’s number one public destination. Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies usually being highest during winter and spring. The complementing architecture around the falls, Benson Bridge and Multnomah Falls Lodge is one of the many features that make this waterfall special. Benson Bridge, crafted by Italian stone masons, allows visitors to cross the falls between its lower and upper cataracts. In 1914, Simon Benson, a prominent businessman and owner of the falls at that time, erected the bridge. Before then, a log bridge was in its place.

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April 29, 2009
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Columbia Gorge, Multnomah, Oregon
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