Historic Hood River
Building the Waterfront
With the construction of the new interstate complete, construction of the port lands commenced. Here we see the early stages of the fill project which created the waterfront we have today– a dramatic transformation from the low lying river delta of the previous generation. Having dealt with “in water” construction recently, I’m struck by how much sediment is visible in the Columbia River. You can be sure that any construction in the Columbia today happens during a narrow “fish window” and extensive measures are taken to minimize sediment flow into the river.