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Going-to-the-Sun Road
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Roads & RailsEra: 1930-1939DateCreated: 1932Going-To-The-Sun RdWest GlacierState: MTZip: 59936Country: USAWebsite: Goodwin, George , Vint, Thomas Chalmers

Considered one of the world's most scenic mountain drives, the two-lane Going-To-The-Sun Road through Glacier National Park was the first major road to be constructed directly over high mountain terrain, proving that roads did not need to be limited to mountain passes.

Image Credit: Original Image: Flickr/Katie BradyImage Caption: Going-to-the-Sun RoadEra_date_from: 1932
Columbia River Scenic Highway
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Roads & RailsEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1922Columbia River HwyCascade LocksState: ORZip: 97014Country: USAWebsite: Lancaster, Samuel , Hill, Samuel

A project that combined great engineering ambition and burgeoning civic pride, the Columbia River Highway was built at the dawn of the automobile age out of a desire to bring greater attention to the growing population and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. By the time of its completion in the 1920s, the 73.8-mile highway had become a textbook example of modern highway construction and an important commercial and recreational link between Oregon's coastal Willamette Valley and the inland areas of eastern Oregon and Washington. 

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Doug Kerr (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Columbia River Scenic HighwayEra_date_from: 1922
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