Jump to content
American Road Magazine
Celebrating our two-lane highways of yesteryear…And the joys of driving them today!
Sign in to follow this  
Jennifer

Daylight At Tunnel’s End

Recommended Posts

Daylight at tunnel’s end

 

Last week daylight beamed through the Oneonta Tunnel for the first time since 1948.

 

The tunnel, just east of Multnomah Falls, was built in 1913 as part of the Columbia River Highway. Plugged with rubble in 1948 when it became too narrow for modern-day traffic, the tunnel and the bridge leading up to it – called “the bridge to nowhere” – are being reclaimed as part of the restoration of the Historic Columbia River Highway.

 

To read the complete article, click here: Daylight at tunnel’s end

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Daylight at tunnel’s end

 

Last week daylight beamed through the Oneonta Tunnel for the first time since 1948.

 

That's great news! Susan and I traveled the old Columbia River Highway back in 1999 and absolutely loved it. It's good to see restoration continuing.

 

You've made my day!

 

BabyBoomerBob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is another article regarding the reopening of the Oneonta Tunnel...

 

****

 

Portals open to gorge's past

Oneonta Tunnel, plugged for 60 years, is being restored

Thursday, August 31, 2006

MARK LARABEE

 

The roar of a backhoe loading rock echoed off the walls of Oneonta Tunnel on Wednesday as workers bring the once-plugged opening on the Historic Columbia River Highway back to life.

 

In 1948, the state built a bypass around the tunnel when modern-day traffic outgrew the tunnel, filling it with rocks and earth a few years later. And for nearly 60 years, the Oneonta Gorge Creek Bridge seemingly led to nowhere.

 

But with the old highway's rehabilitation's as a recreational attraction and tourist destination, it's time to undo what was done.

 

To read the complete article, click here: Portals open to gorge's past

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×