Ren, over at the Ren's World blog, beat me to it. I wanted to do a post on The Slab, eventually, but I never got around to taking pictures of it. He's got some good ones posted although I don't know that any of them do justice to that one REAL tight curve I remember having to go around on The Slab back then.
For those who don't know what The Slab was, it was where 101 passed above the Eel River years ago. It was located between Piercy and Leggett and was a real skinny stretch of road with at least one real tight turn on it that scared me to death even as a teenager. I was surprised even cars could pass each other going through there, never mind trucks but, if you wanted to drive 101 south from Piercy back then, you had to use The Slab.
Thank goodness we were able to build a bypass around that. Anybody remember when the bypass was built? I can't.
If we had some of the enviros around back then that we have today, like the ones opposed to the widening of 101 at Richardson Grove, I can't help but wonder if we'd still be forced to traverse The Slab.