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900.100 I-80N / I-84

Passage of the federal Interstate and Defense Highways Act in 1956 moved highway building in the Gorge up another notch, with construction of I-80N (today’s I-84) underway. The new, four-lane freeway followed much of the US 30 alignment, though still more of Lancaster’s original highway was obliterated during the freeway construction. This was the final phase of freeway expansion in the Gorge, and was completed by 1963. 

Kloster, http://wyeastblog.org/2012/01/31/warren-falls-mystery-solved


Sandy River Bridge, Then and Now
ODOT. June 2015 HCRHAC Packet.

I-84, Sandy River Delta/Thousand Acres,
Troutdale, Oregon. April 16, 2008.
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Sunset from I-84 Viewpoint
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon. May 2, 2013
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Windy. Columbia River. I-84 View Point. Columbia River Gorge
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon. January 20, 2013.
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 After I-80 (now I-84) opened, by-passing Latourell, tourist traffic on the Columbia River Highway declined precipitously. 

Clarence E. Mershon, The Columbia River Highway: From the Sea to the Wheat Fields of Eastern Oregon

Angels' Rest from I-84
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon. April 21, 2013.
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Gorge Mists from 84 near Benson State Park
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon. April 21, 2013.
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HCRH & I-84 from the top of Multnomah
Multnomah Falls. Columbia River National Scenic Area. July 20, 2008
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#7209 - Columbia River Highway from Vista area
Oregon State Archives / Oregon Department of Transportation
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/images/records/state/odot/highway/7209.jpg


A coffee truck? The Stuff that Dreams are Made of...
I-84. Oregon. August 20, 2013.
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#7210 - Columbia River Highway at Cascade Locks
Oregon State Archives / Oregon Department of Transportation
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/images/records/state/odot/highway/7210.jpg


Viento Bluffs from I-84
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon. April 21, 2013.
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Mitchell Point from I-84 off ramp
Mitchell Point Viewpoint. Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon. April 25, 2013
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Mitchell Point from Westbound I-84
I-84, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. April 16, 2008.
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#6725 - Columbia River Highway north of Hood River (Koberg Beach State Park)
Oregon State Archives / Oregon Department of Transportation
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/images/records/state/odot/highway/6725.jpg

Island of the Dead
Memaloose Island from Eastbound Rest Area. Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon. March 31, 2013
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Road to Tap Lava Region, The Oregonian, 1953
2014 Friends of the Columbia River Gorge Histories and Mysteries Tour Packet assembled by Scott Cook.

#6624 - Freeway and Mayer State Park, Columbia River Highway
Oregon State Archives / Oregon Department of Transportation
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/images/records/state/odot/highway/6624.jpg

#6728 - Columbia River Highway north of Hood River (Near Rowena)
Oregon State Archives / Oregon Department of Transportation
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/images/records/state/odot/highway/6728.jpg

#7186 - Columbia River Highway east of Mosier
Oregon State Archives / Oregon Department of Transportation
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/images/records/state/odot/highway/7186.jpg

#7208 - Columbia River Highway west of The Dalles
Oregon State Archives / Oregon Department of Transportation
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/images/records/state/odot/highway/7208.jpg


#7185 - Columbia River Highway, 5 miles west of The Dalles
Oregon State Archives / Oregon Department of Transportationhttp://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/images/records/state/odot/highway/7185.jpg

84 from 14
Wishram, Washington. March 31, 2013
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