Historic Hood River
Tooth Rock Tunnel, 1959
This photo of the tunnel at Tooth Rock on what is now I-84 East was taken in 1959. It’s from a postcard which bears the legend,
“Columbia River- Bonneville Tunnel: Along the Columbia River Highway which follows the huge gorge made by this mighty river are tunnels cut through mountains to make the motorist’s travel a pleasure.”
The tunnel still looks much the same, though the hillside around it was burned during the Eagle Creek fire in September.