An ODOT press tour of Columbia River Gorge sites hit by the Eagle Creek Fire reveals a mosaic of damage, yet plenty of green remains.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The iconic Oneonta Gorge tunnel is in ruins following the Eagle Creek Fire. Nothing remains of the wooden interior, and Oregon Department of Transportation officials now say the tunnel faces the risk of collapse. ODOT hosted a press tour of fire damaged areas of the Gorge Thursday, September 21. The Oregon Department of Transportation hosted a press tour of sites in the Columbia River Gorge damaged by the Eagle Creek Fire. Stops included the famed Oneonta Gorge and pedestrian tunnel; the Historic Columbia River Highway at Eagle Creek; and a log storage site just off Interstate 84 at the Ainsworth State Park exit at milepost 35. View our photo gallery from the tour below.


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