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Beaver State Blog: Ruthton Point Viaduct HCRH Segment
« on: December 28, 2019, 11:04:58 AM »

Shellrock Mountain wasn't the only Historic Columbia River Highway segment I investigated in November. I just completed another blog entry about the second segment I visited: The Ruthton Point Viaduct segment near Hood River. Constructed in 1917-18, it too was bypassed by the construction of I-80N in the 1950s. However, this segment also has some more recent history to it, as well as some interesting features.

http://blog.beaverstateroads.net/2019/12/28/ruthton-point-viaduct-hcrh-segment/

I also took photos of this segment, so here's a sneak peek:







Let me know what you think.
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Re: Beaver State Blog: Ruthton Point Viaduct HCRH Segment
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2019, 05:38:28 PM »

I think I'd like to see more of this and I should have seen it in person. Also, the exit right there appears to be completely unsigned?

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Re: Beaver State Blog: Ruthton Point Viaduct HCRH Segment
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 07:23:54 PM »

I think I'd like to see more of this and I should have seen it in person. Also, the exit right there appears to be completely unsigned?

Completely unsigned. No BGSes, no gore signs, no nothing. The only indicator that it's there is an EXIT 25 MPH sign. It looks like a truck pull-out to the untrained eye. The unnumbered Service Rd. exit ˝ mile down the freeway is better signed. AFAIK this might be the only fully unsigned Interstate exit remaining in the state.
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Re: Beaver State Blog: Ruthton Point Viaduct HCRH Segment
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2020, 06:04:28 PM »

There's some question in the article about who owns what property there, but this makes things more clear: Hood River County Map Viewer.
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Re: Beaver State Blog: Ruthton Point Viaduct HCRH Segment
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 01:48:06 PM »

There's some question in the article about who owns what property there, but this makes things more clear: Hood River County Map Viewer.

Thank you. I'm going to update the entry with the new data, which will go in with some other info I need to add.
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