1800 SW 6th Ave, Suite 550, Portland, OR 97201
With the East Burnside - Couch Couplet nearing completion, I thought I would look back to see how the intersection may have changed overtime. There hasn’t been anything as far-reaching as creating the couplet, but based on this 1958 aerial photo it has been on the radar as an intersection to watch (the picture caption reads “Aerial photo of the #1 accident intersection. E. Burnside St. & Sandy Blvd. looking Southwest”)
This intersection was documented in 1939,
and in 1948…
“Illuminated directional signs” were added in 1953…
The signals were remodeled in 1963...
and the 1965 photo looks much like they do today.
I’ll be curious to see how this new couplet is looked back on in 50 years.