This was my favorite section of the old Redwood Highway (California State Highway 101) - as it snaked along the South Fork of the Eel River in southern Humboldt County, California.
A new high-speed highway replaced this section a couple of decades back - and I have wanted to document this crumbling and deteriorating roadway for some while. Built by the historic 'Works Project Administration' under President Franklin Roosevelt - this was a masterpiece of engineering design and construction. Today, it is slowly being re-claimed by the mountain it once tamed.
( series: one of six )
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