Photo of the Day

A new Oregon-related photo every weekday from The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon.

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  1. Portland, OR - January 28, 2013 - The MAX light rail train goes directly under the Vista Bridge, leaving many a commuter vulnerable to witnessing the act, or the aftermath, of suicides from the bridge. Most people who kill themselves choose ordinary places: garages, bedrooms, bathrooms. The Vista Bridge soars over MAX tracks and a busy street. The ripple effect of a suicide there can affect hundreds of people. Should the city put up barriers? Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian

  2. The moon set soon after sunrise this morning at Cathedral Park in St Johns in Portland. Shot using a Canon PowerShot G9, 44.4 mm lens, f 6.3, 1/320 second, ISO 80. Photo by Mike Zacchino/The Oregonian

  3. Christopher Herrera (left) and Roberto Hernandez, journeyman iron workers, prepare one of the main rebar cages for installation in the new transit bridge over the Willamette River. The support structure will be 175 feet tall and be part of the cable stay-style bridge which will carry light rail, pedestrians and other public transportation, but no auto traffic. On Friday and Saturday, 1,800 cubic yards of concrete is set to be poured on the west tower pier cap which will facilitate weight distribution for that tower. Brent Wojahn/The Oregonian