Masonry Guard Wall

A masonry guard wall
Moss-covered masonry arched guard walls protect travelers from the steep drop-off along this stretch of the highway near Shepperd’s Dell. The builders employed expert Italian stone masons to ensure pleasing and durable results. Many of the guard walls are built on top of rock retaining walls to prevent ground sliding. (Oregon State Archives, Scenic Image No. 20130925-4922​)