Almost a hundred years ago, the Columbia Scenic Highway was built from Portland 70 miles east along the Columbia River to The Dalles, Oregon. The road is considered an early 20th century engineering marvel, but there was also careful consideration to artistic detail. Consider this crossing over a small stream. Arched stonework was used as opposed to a hidden steel culvert.
If the Columbia Scenic Highway had been built today, I have little doubt Sarah Palin would be out there decrying the waste and fraud of artistic activist Big Government.
Canon EOS 50D, f/6.3 @ 30 mm, 1/30, ISO 200, No Flash
© Ed Ruttledge Photographs