Historic Hood River
Approaching Multnomah Falls
Another plate from the book collected by Bus Gibson of Columbia River Highway scenes:
Where rail, road and river meet. A monster concrete viaduct built upon a solid base of rock, with retaining walls constructed by old-world Italians. The walls of dry masonry, of which there are about two miles, have been built to conform with their scenic environments. The Highway’s architectural beauty is a scenic asset in itself.
Unfortunately one hundred years of traffic and weather has worn down the viaducts a bit. The east and west viaducts are due for some expensive repairs so they can survive another hundred years.