Historic Hood River
I-80N was built on top of the Columbia River Highway at Shellrock Mountain. It was later renamed I-84. You can see how little room there is to squeeze the automobile road and the railroad in that spot. The Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail has recently been squeezed into this section too.
If you look carefully at the scree slope you can see a horizontal line which marks the 1870s Dalles-Sandy Wagon Road. It’s still there, though every year falling rocks work to erase the remaining traces. Apparently that decay started soon after it was built when the railroad came through (1882).
Color prints are always challenging to reproduce. The colors fade quickly. I’ve done my best to restore the tones of this image, but some of the pigments are too far gone for the scanner to detect.