The Historic Columbia River Highway has been the subject of many highs and lows in its century of existence. Hailed as an engineering
marvel in its early years, it soon fell victim to society's fixation on speed and efficiency and
was largely bypassed by a
more modern highway. The highway
the ultimate indignity in 1966 when the iconic Mitchell Point Tunnel was completely destroyed. But now many sections have been restored and the highway is again celebrated as a "poem in stone."
A Winding Road