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Latourell Bridge postcard
A detail of a vintage postcard shows Latourell Bridge looking toward Crown Point. (Oregon State Archives, Private Donation Postcards)

Welcome to the Historic Columbia River Highway — an exhibit celebrating the centennial of the dedication of the Columbia River Highway in June 1916. This exhibit explores the history and design of the highway along with showcasing some of the scenic beauty surrounding it.


Introduction and Context — See a bird's eye view of the exhibit and highway
Maps — Get your bearings with current and historic maps  of the highway
History — Experience the highway story from the 1800s to the present
Design and Engineering — Examine the art and science of the highway design
Scenic Views — Explore some of the scenic beauty along the highway
Learn More — Continue learning with related resources and web links


Use the > link at the bottom of each page to move through the exhibit in sequence. Or, use the sidebar to find tables of contents for each section.