Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Showing its 5 Windows - c. 1921

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Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Showing its 5 Windows - Cross & Dimmitt

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Mitchell's Point Tunnel was designed by Oregon highway engineer John Arthur Elliott, and was completed in 1915. Its five windows allowed travelers to view the Columbia River while passing through the tunnel. As cars and trucks became larger and more traffic used the highway, the unique tunnel quickly became too small. Initially signals were installed at each end to allow for alternating one-way traffic. In 1954 a newer road was built below and the tunnel bricked up, and in 1966 the tunnel was destroyed during widening of the road below.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0808
Photographer Cross and Dimmitt
103 Columbia Gorge, Hood River County
Subject Roads and Highways
Decade 1920s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Medium-size Print
Size of Original 5.8 x 7.8 inches
Photographer's Number No

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