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Oregon Interstate 80N
« on: October 10, 2022, 03:01:00 AM »

During the early days of Oregon Interstate 80N, there were swaths of Super 2 sections that persisted for years until at least 1980.  Are there any photos of these early sections?
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2022, 04:43:09 AM »

During the early days of Oregon Interstate 80N, there were swaths of Super 2 sections that persisted for years until at least 1980.  Are there any photos of these early sections?

Do you know their general locations? There might be photos in the Oregon State Archives or respective county archives.
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2022, 02:39:29 PM »

Interstate 80N should have been Interstate 82 (as originally proposed) and existing Interstate 82 should have been Interstate 7, 9, 11, or 13.
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2022, 03:05:03 PM »

Interstate 80N should have been Interstate 82 (as originally proposed) and existing Interstate 82 should have been Interstate 7, 9, 11, or 13.

Current I-82 serves an east-west purpose, so it is not suited for an odd number, as explained several times on this subforum.
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2022, 05:41:01 PM »

If I had a nickel for every time someone whined about I-82 not being an odd number, I'd be rich.

Guess I-76 in Colorado should be renumbered to a N/S route, because it connects east-west I-70 to east-west I-80...

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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2022, 08:07:25 PM »

I-80N super-two photos (2 of them, near Baker and Ontario) can be found in FLICKR; search under "Notre Dame Glee Club" album.  This portrays Notre Dame trip to Seattle in 1965.  These super-two photos are intermixed with numerous other (albeit non-highway) photos in this album, so you'll have to pick them out.  I did not attach them because I don't know copyright status.  Also, there is a You-Tube video depicting a 1962 trip to the Seattle World's Fair.  It shows an I-80N super-two segment near Weatherby, Oregon.
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2022, 10:49:07 PM »

Additional info regarding I80N super 2:  See YouTube video, "Vintage Roadtrips - 1962 Seattle World's Fair."  Starting at 4:00, you will see I80N crossing from Idaho to Oregon, then going from Ontario on to Huntington.  Some super-2, some 3-lane.  Also, further on, you'll see vintage 80N (with guardrail divider) somewhere near LaGrande, possibly along the Grand Ronde River at Perry; not sure though.  Also, some shots descending 3-lane Cabbage Hill, and the Junction with Oregon 11 at the foot of the grade.
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2022, 12:09:27 PM »

^ Iím fairly certain you can provide the links to these sourcesÖ itís not exactly copyright if youíre still redirecting to the original source.
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2022, 12:53:12 PM »

80N Near Ontario OR 1965.  (Previous picture was in fact near Baker OR.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/35033278@N00/2365734518/in/album-72157594465200029/
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2022, 06:41:02 PM »

80N Near Ontario OR 1965.  (Previous picture was in fact near Baker OR.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/35033278@N00/2365734518/in/album-72157594465200029/
Nice pictures and videos! (Please note that you can go back and edit your posts!)
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2022, 08:08:50 PM »

Interstate 80N should have been Interstate 82 (as originally proposed) and existing Interstate 82 should have been Interstate 7, 9, 11, or 13.

Interstate 94 should have been Interstate 90
Interstates 84 and 86 and 90 should have been Interstate 80
Interstate 84 fromm Rupert to Echo should have been Interstate 78
Interstate 80 should have been Interstate 70
Interstate 70 should have been Interstate 60

But this is all a story for another thread
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2022, 02:35:00 AM »

Fantastic photos and videos!! An amazing peek into Oregon highway history!
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2022, 01:15:34 PM »

In the Ontario photo, I noticed the N was squeezed below the 80 in the 2di shield. Was this the practice for suffixed routes at the time? (The reason for my asking was that normally, I'd expect the entire designation to be shown on a 3di shield, instead of what was in said photo.)
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2022, 01:23:04 PM »

Interstate 80N should have been Interstate 82 (as originally proposed) and existing Interstate 82 should have been Interstate 7, 9, 11, or 13.

Interstate 94 should have been Interstate 90
Interstates 84 and 86 and 90 should have been Interstate 80
Interstate 84 fromm Rupert to Echo should have been Interstate 78
Interstate 80 should have been Interstate 70
Interstate 70 should have been Interstate 60

But this is all a story for another thread

Are you thinking of another freeway across Wyoming, connecting Pocatello to Buffalo (or Casper?), to carry your new I-80?
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2022, 01:48:43 PM »

Interstate 80N should have been Interstate 82 (as originally proposed) and existing Interstate 82 should have been Interstate 7, 9, 11, or 13.

Interstate 94 should have been Interstate 90
Interstates 84 and 86 and 90 should have been Interstate 80
Interstate 84 fromm Rupert to Echo should have been Interstate 78
Interstate 80 should have been Interstate 70
Interstate 70 should have been Interstate 60

But this is all a story for another thread

Are you thinking of another freeway across Wyoming, connecting Pocatello to Buffalo (or Casper?), to carry your new I-80?
A discussion for fictional highways...
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Re: Oregon Interstate 80N
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2022, 08:12:45 PM »

I once had a 1977 Oregon State Highway Map with a picture of the newly opened Tooth Rock Tunnel Bypass, which carries westbound traffic and allowed the tunnel to carry only eastbound traffic.  Prior to that point, the tunnel carried two-way traffic, so any picture of the tunnel back then would qualify.

https://sites.google.com/view/recreatingthecrh/historic-columbia-river-highway/tanner-creek-to-eagle-creek/u-s-30---tooth-rock-tunnel
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