Mitchell Point
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N 45° 42.224 W 121° 37.132
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A historical marker about the Mitchel Point tunnel is located at a pull-off on Interstate 84 in Oregon.
Waymark Code: WM95NQ
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 07/02/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

The marker text reads as follows:

"The rugged terrain of the Columbia River Gorge posed a tremendous challenge to the engineers responsible for the construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway. Here, at Mitchell Point, John A. Elliot faced a sheer rock wall and conquered this challenge to create a work of art."

"The Mitchell Point Tunnel, also called the "Tunnel of Many Vistas," was one of the most spectacular and celebrated features of the Historic Highway. Influenced by the great roadways of Europe, Elliot designed five windows in the north wall of the 390-foot-long tunnel that provided light, air, and a breathtaking view of the Columbia. Sadly, the tunnel was blasted away in 1966 to make way for Interstate 84."
Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Metro/Portland

County: Multnomah

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

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