035b Mitchell Point Tunnel (Milepost 2016 - Section F)

Blasted Railing (2013)
Mitchell Point Viewpoint. Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon. May 2, 2013


Remains of Mitchell Point Tunnel - HCRH Van Tour
Historic Columbia River Highway Van Tour with Peg Willis. Pendleton Parks & Recreation. Oregon & Washington. June 21, 2014.
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Mitchell Point Tunnel & Viaduct, 1920s, from water... 
Via Scott Cook, Curious Gorge Blog. 
http://curiousgorgeblog.wordpress.com/36-mitchell-point/

Oregon State Archives - A 1940 Journey Across Oregon:

MITCHELL POINT TUNNEL (watch for traffic signals) 130.3 m. [West of Hwy. 730 Junction], was bored through a cliff overhanging the river. In its 385-foot length are hewn five large arched windows overlooking the Columbia. The great projecting rock through which the bore was made was known among the Indians as the Little Storm King, while the sky sweeping mountain above was called the Great Storm King.

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/exhibits/across/thedalles.html


Display of Mitchell Point HAER Drawings (2013)
State Trail Visitor's Center. HCRH. Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon. May 9, 2013.


Mitchell Point: Tunnel & Viaduct, 1915
Historic American Engineering Record, National Park Service, Mitchell Point Tunnel & Viaduct 1915, Pete Brooks, 1995


Curious Gorge Guidebook / Curios Gorge (https://www.facebook.com/curios.gorge) has a lot of good stuff on the old Mitchell Point Tunnel here:
http://curiousgorgeblog.wordpress.com/36-mitchell-point/


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