The Klickitat County Agriculturist, Goldendale, WA., November 9, 1907, page 3
TRACKLAYING ON NORTH BANK ROAD PROGRESSING RAPIDLY
Mr. Shurtz, the mill man, came up from Portland during the week. He says the track-laying crew of the north bank road are now fast approaching Bingen. At the Big Klickitat river a temporary bridge was constructed by driving piling, and the work of laying rails is now being pushed through the series of tunnels opposite Memaloose Island. Notwithstanding the fact that there are several uncompleted bridges between the island and Vancouver, officials of the road state that temporary structures will be placed in position and the work of rail laying rushed to completion with all possible dispatch. The force of tracklayers that has been working from Vancouver east has reached the Washougal River, which will be crossed this week. At the present rate of progress, it is expected to run construction trains over the line from Kennewick to Vancouver by January 1.