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Umatilla Bridge (#0356)

Umatilla Bridge (#0356)
Umatilla Bridge, carrying I-82 and US-395 over the Columbia River. From this angle, the two spans of the bridges were optically confusing, making it difficult to tell what bridge was carrying the traffic.

There was no opportune spot to photograph something else that was occurring very close to this site. Just on the east side of the spans was a major construction site that looked like it was the construction of a server farm (data center) due to the type of structures and the security around the construction. With a little searching, I found that my suspicion was correct. Amazon, which operates three server farms in the general area, was expanding its data center at the port of Umatilla. See: www.eastoregonian.com/eo/local-news/20170317/amazon-keeps-building-data-centers-in-umatilla-morrow-counties

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slgwv
slgwv
Having the whole Bonneville grid available to power a server farm--may be a good idea! ;)
2 months ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to slgwv
Uh.... wouldn't some of the rest of us need that power too? Is there really enough excess in that grid?
2 months ago.