An old bridge built in 1920, was ultimately closed to make room for a much wider highway/bridge. Now moss, ferns, lichen and decay are taking over the old bridge. McCarthy Creek runs beneath the bridge and dumps into nearby Multnomah Channel. Last week there was an encampment beneath the bridge. I returned hoping to capture something beneath the bridge…however, they had moved on leaving a few remnants of their temporary camp.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”