Construction of Columbia River Highway, with Temporary Railroad - 1915


Construction of Columbia River Highway, with Temporary Railroad

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Many historic photos exist of the Columbia River Highway. This one is unusual, showing the temporary railroad used to move heavy materials along the highway grade during construction. Begun in 1913, and completed in 1922, the road is the oldest scenic highway in the United States. Constructed before the National Park Service began its program of building highways in the 1920s, the Columbia River Highway was a product of county-state-federal cooperation, spearheaded by Samuel Hill and Samuel Lancaster. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0412
Photographer Unknown
Location Columbia Gorge, Multnomah County
Subject Construction, Road Work, Trains, Railroads, Streetcars
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 7.6 x 9.7 inches
Photographer's Number No