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Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale, Multnomah County, OR

Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale, Multnomah County, OR

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Historic Columbia River Highway is one of the oldest scenic highways in the United States. It was an early twentieth-century technical and civic achievement, successfully mixing sensitivity to a magnificent natural landscape with ambitious engineering. The route has gained national significance because it represents one of the earliest applications of cliff-face road building as applied to modern highway construction. Much of the original highway remains as a scenic route for less hurried travelers who look forward to experiencing the many natural wonders of the Columbia River Gorge.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N303
Survey number: HAER OR-36
Building/structure dates: 1913- 1922 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 83004168

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Hill, Samuel
Lancaster, Samuel C
Billner, K P
Metzger, Lewis W
McCullough, Conde B
Oregon Department of Transportation
Pierce, Elaine G, field team project manager
Croteau, Todd, project manager
Herrin, Dean A, project manager
Hadlow, Robert W, historian
Simonenko, Vladimir V, delineator
Rumi, Christine, delineator
Brooks, Pete, delineator
Selph, Helen I, delineator
Zeller, Jodi C, delineator
Lowe, Jet, photographer
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html