025 Eagle Creek to Cascade Locks

HCRH State Trail - Falls Under the Bridge
Ruckel Falls from the HCRH Bridge. Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon. October 6, 2013.


I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to organize this section because the old highway and the state trail diverge paths frequently through here.

For the most part, for clarity, I prefer to have the original route and the newer routes, such as the state trail, to keep to themselves on their own pages.

I've followed this convention with the pages covering this section of the highway, for now, for better or worse...

In 1999, the FHWA’s Western Federal Lands Highway Division completed rehabilitation of the
2.4-mile Eagle Creek to Cascade Locks section (HMP 42.8 to 45) of the CRH for non-motorized
use. Within a quarter mile east of the Eagle Creek Campground, the highway’s alignment
headed south, away from the river. At HMP 43.6, it crosses Ruckel Creek on a masonry-walled
10-foot slab span constructed in 1917.

A short section east of Ruckel Creek Bridge, the highway takes an 800-foot detour route dating
from 1937. It rejoins the original alignment below the south shoulder of present-day Interstate
84. As part of the 1999 FHWA project, a pedestrian tunnel was constructed under the Interstate
84 alignment. North of the four-lane highway, the HCRH State Trail follows a new alignment
eastward for 2,000 feet before continuing on the original CRH roadbed to the Bridge of the Gods,
in Cascade Locks, at HMP 45.8.

Hadlow, Landmark Nomination, 9

Original HCRH Alignment:

1916 Map - Eagle Creek to Herman Creek - CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
The Sunday Oregonian - July 16, 1916: Beautiful Columbia Gorge Park Soon To Be Accessible To Autos
http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/sn83045782/1916-07-16/ed-1/seq-52/

Map of Destroyed Sections of HCRH (Brown Dots) - CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Sheridan State Park Interpretive Sign.

Eagle Creek to Cascade Locks
Google Earth Imagery: 2010-07-18
HCRH Map: v.2014.05.21.005
CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Detail - HCRH Bonneville to Cascade Locks - Mt. Hood - Edition of March 1913, Reprinted 1916
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/oregon/txu-pclmaps-topo-or-mount_hood-1911.jpg
CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

USGS - 1957 - Bonneville (detail) - Bonneville State Park and Sheridan Wayside State Park
CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Detail. "Oregon Transportation Map: Hood River County".
Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
http://egov.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/TDATA/gis/docs/COUNTYMAPS/hood1.pdf

Below, Feb 1956 is printed on the map, but the site says 1931.  

Hood River County 1, Bonneville, 1931 - CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Page 003 - Township 2 N. Range 7 E., Greenleaf, Bonneville, Moffetts, Lakewood, Stevenson, Mt. Hood National Forest
Atlas: Hood River County 1931
State: Oregon
Metsker Maps 1931
Item # US1314909
Historic Map Works.http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1314909/Page+003+++Township+2+N++Range+7+E+++Greenleaf++Bonneville++Moffetts++Lakewood++Stevenson++Mt++Hood+National+Forest/Hood+River+County+1931/Oregon/

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