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Columbia River Scenic Highway
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Roads & RailsEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1922Columbia River HwyCascade LocksState: ORZip: 97014Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/columbia-(old)-river-scenic-highway/Creator: 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. 

YearAdded:
1984
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Doug Kerr (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Columbia River Scenic HighwayEra_date_from: 1922
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