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  Columbia River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Columbia River is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
Columbia River, Revelstoke, BC Columbia Lake forms the Columbia's headwaters in the Canadian Rockies of southern British Columbia.
The exterior river boat scenes from the 1994 film Maverick (Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, and James Garner), were shot on the Columbia River, in the Columbia River Gorge, near the town of Hood River.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Columbia_River   (1439 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Columbia River
The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
Kinbasket Lake (or Kinbasket Reservoir) is a lake on the Columbia River, north of the town of Mica Creek and south of Golden.
The Columbia Basin is the large area of Canada and the United States that is drained by the Columbia River.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Columbia-River   (4625 words)

  
 Columbia River - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Columbia River is the largest river in volume flowing into the Pacific Ocean from North America.
These dams, like so many others in the world, came with a price: at one time the river was thick with salmon, and the presence of the dams together with overfishing have been major factors in the reduction of populations of this fish.
The Columbia River Gorge is considered by many windsurfers as the best windsurfing place in the world.
open-encyclopedia.com /Columbia_River   (630 words)

  
 Columbia River Highway
The Columbia River is famed for its salmon and the fish wheel is one of the methods used in fishing for this valuable industry.
On the opposite side of the river is the State of Washington with its awe-inspiring color of rock formations and its dotted jet-green timbers of the giant forests.
The Columbia River Highway unfolds in all its beauty as one views the gorgeous scenery to the west with the sun beginning to set.
mryamamoto.50megs.com /columbia/columbia.htm   (1856 words)

  
 Flexibility in Highway Design - HISTORIC COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY - FHWA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Multnomah, Hood River, and Wasco Counties, OR When the 121kmlong (75mile) Columbia River Highway between Troutdale and The Danes was officially completed on June 27, 1922, it was hailed as one of the engineering marvels of its age.
The first paved highway in the Northwestern United States, the Columbia River Highway was conceived, designed, and constructed as both a scenic attraction and as a means of facilitating economic development along the Columbia River corridor between the Pacific Ocean and the areas to the east of the Cascade Mountains.
The history of the development, decline, and continuing rebirth of the Columbia River Highway is particularly instructive to the highway engineering community as we approach the beginning of a new century and a future of increasing reliance on the rehabilitation and restoration of existing infrastructure instead of the construction of new highways.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /environment/flex/cs03.htm   (3113 words)

  
 Columbia River Highway Background
The highway is a significant engineering feat because it was an early application of cliff-face road building applied to automobile highway construction.
The Columbia River Highway was a primary component of Oregon's initial state highway system which was adopted in 1914.
In 1983 the Columbia River Highway Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in 1984 the highway was recognized as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
arcweb.sos.state.or.us /50th/columbia/coulumiabackground.html   (306 words)

  
 Columbia River Highway -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
From the very beginning, the roadway was envisioned not just as means of traveling by the then popular (The first widely available automobile powered by a gasoline engine; mass-produced by Henry Ford from 1908 to 1927) Model T, but designed with an elegance that took full advantage of all the natural beauty along the route.
When the (Click link for more info and facts about United States highway) United States highway system was officially established in 1926, the highway became the first and then westernmost segment of what became (Click link for more info and facts about U.S. Highway 30) U.S. Highway 30.
Modern highways, including (Click link for more info and facts about I-84) I-84, and other developments have resulted in the abandonment of major sections of the historic original highway.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/columbia_river_highway.htm   (359 words)

  
 Historic Columbia River Highway - History
The Columbia River Highway, later renamed the Historic Columbia River Highway (HRCH), was a technical and civic achievement of its time, successfully marrying ambitious engineering with sensitive treatment of the surrounding magnificent landscape.
The Columbia River Highway was also a lifeline connecting Portland with the many commercial and agricultural areas along the Columbia River.
The Oregon State Highway Department began abandoning segments of the Columbia River Highway in the late 1930s upon completion of the new water-level route from Bonneville Dam to Cascade Locks.
www.columbiariverhighway.com /columbia_river_highway_history.htm   (1329 words)

  
 Troutdale Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
While there were earlier bridges across the Sandy River, they were wooden affairs that did not last long and one apparently crumpled in the night, alarming local residents.
In 1912, while the new bridge was being built, local residents were forced to detour to stark Street to cross the river, or to use a small ferry that crossed the Sandy.
The ferry was operating in 1912 during the smelt run when the chauffeur of a large auto misjudged the approach to the ferry, landing in the river and forcing the beautifully-dressed occupants of the car to climb out the top and holler for rescue.
www.ci.troutdale.or.us /docs/history/troutdalebridge.htm   (185 words)

  
 Columbia River Gorge
Up to 4,000 feet (1300 m) deep, the canyon stretches for over 80 miles (130 km) as the river winds westward through the Cascade Range forming the boundary between the State of Washington to the north and Oregon to the south.
Extending roughly from the confluence of the Columbia with the Deschutes River down to eastern reaches of the Portland metropolitan area, the gorge furnishes the only navigable route through the Cascades.
Over the eons, the Columbia River has worn this deep gash into the volcanic rock of the Cascades, nearly down to sea level.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/co/columbia_river_gorge.html   (564 words)

  
 Introduction: The Historic Columbia River Gorge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Columbia River Highway, later renamed the Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH), was a technical and civic achievement of its time, successfully mixing ambitious engineering with sensitivity to the magnificent landscape.
The Highway has gained national significance because it represents one of the earliest applications of cliff-face road building applied to modern highway construction.
The Historic Columbia River Highway project focused on the rehabilitation of the roadway itself and the repair of contributing landscape features, such as masonry guard walls, dry masonry retaining walls, guard rocks, bridges, viaducts, and tunnels.
www2.cr.nps.gov /hli/currents/columbia/intro.htm   (367 words)

  
 Highway - Geo-Environmental Section Historic Columbia River Highway
The Historic Columbia River Highway is America's premiere Historic and Scenic Highway.
Built between 1913 and 1922, along the steep cliffs of the magnificent Columbia River Gorge, this narrow, curving roadway was a technological tour-de-force when it was constructed.
When the Interstate Highway system was being constructed in the 1950s, many portions of the old highway were demolished, abandoned, or bypassed.
egov.oregon.gov /ODOT/HWY/GEOENVIRONMENTAL/historic_columbia_river_highway.shtml   (156 words)

  
 Columbia River Highway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When the United States highway system was officially established in 1926 the highway became the first and westernmost segment of what became U.S. Highway 30.
Modern highways including I-84 and other developments have resulted in abandonment of major sections of the historic highway.
The Columbia River Highway is the nation's scenic highway.
www.freeglossary.com /Columbia_River_Highway   (416 words)

  
 Hood River County, Oregon - Official Government Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hood River County, Oregon is located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in the lush Pacific Northwest.
Hood River County is centrally located at the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
It extends from the majestic Mt. Hood, north to the mighty Columbia River, which is the only river in North America that flows through a major mountain range (the Cascades) at near sea level.
www.co.hood-river.or.us   (413 words)

  
 ORoads: Historic Columbia River Highway
While the Historic Columbia River Highway was only designated in 1994, the highway itself is one of the oldest scenic highways of its kind in the country, and the first in Oregon.
The highway began construction in 1913 as the Columbia River Highway #2, completed between Astoria and Pendleton in 1920.
The portion between Biggs Junction and Rufus became an unsigned frontage road for the new Columbia River Highway.
www.angelfire.com /or3/oroads/roads/hcrh/index.html   (977 words)

  
 Columbia & Snake River Cruise
This stretch of the Snake River is designated as a national recreation area and is one of the last remaining free-flowing sections of the river.
This is the historic Columbia River Highway (the London News called it "The King of Roads"), a pathway along the spectacular Columbia Gorge.
This drive offers breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge, which in the spring is an explosion of wildflowers, and in the fall is an equally breathtaking mix of fall colors.
www.smallcruiseshipspecialist.com /Columbia/Columbia.htm   (2760 words)

  
 Columbia River Highway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When the Multnomah County portion was first paved in 1916, it was the first major paved highway in the PacificNorthwest.
When the United States highway system was officiallyestablished in 1926, the highway became the first and then westernmost segment of whatbecame U.S. Highway 30.
Modern highways, including I-84, and other developments have resultedin the abandonment of major sections of the historic original highway.
www.therfcc.org /columbia-river-highway-147497.html   (328 words)

  
 Columbia River Gorge Travel Guide and Directory
Pioneer days on the Columbia River form the background for the story Caleb Paige, a boy with a dream of becoming a river boat pilot.
The Columbia River is one of the major North American rivers draining into the Pacific Ocean.
Construction of this scenic highway was a significant technical and civic achievement for its time, having been built between 1913 and 1922, and showed aesthetic judgment and appreciation for the magnificent Columbia River Gorge landscape.
www.gonorthwest.com /Oregon/columbia/Columbia_River.htm   (599 words)

  
 Columbia Gorge Historic Highway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
East of Portland, Oregon lies the Columbia River Gorge.
Constructing a highway through the Gorge, with its riverside cliffs and forests, was a huge challenge.
A large portion of the highway was destroyed when US 30 and Interstate 80N (now Interstate 84) were built in the middle of the twentieth century.
members.aol.com /houchins/Gorge/gorge.htm   (317 words)

  
 National Historic Landmarks Program (NHL)
Constructed between 1913 and 1922, the Columbia River Highway was created to take visitors to the Columbia River Gorge's most breath-taking and beautiful natural wonders and scenic vistas.
The highway is an outstanding example of modern highway development for its pioneering advances in road design, and is the single most important contribution to the fields of civic engineering and landscape architecture by Samuel C. Lancaster.
The first scenic highway in the United States, the Columbia River Highway's aesthetic and engineering achievements greatly influenced the design and construction of other scenic highways, including National Park roads in the 1920s and 1930s.
tps.cr.nps.gov /nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=419295320&ResourceType=District   (279 words)

  
 RoadNotes - Historic Columbia River Highway
Historic Columbia River Highway is in northwest Oregon, east of Portland.
Historic Columbia River Highway rewards the traveler with beautiful overlooks of the Columbia River and tumbling waterfalls.
The gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountains.
roadnotes.com /scenicdrives/or11.htm   (371 words)

  
 Hood River News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Thirteen Hood River businesses will present their winter fashions with flair, worn by local models of all shapes, sizes and ages.
The Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District offers a wide array of native trees and shrubs suitable for this area in its annual tree and plant sale.
The Hood River County Health Department gave a record number of flu shots on Wednesday at an eight-hour clinic.
www.hoodrivernews.com   (1053 words)

  
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Wahkeena Falls is located 30 miles east of Portland, OR on the Historic Columbia River Highway (U.S. Highway 30).
Wahkeena Falls is a day-use picnic area with many picnic tables and barbecue grills, 2 restroom facilities with flush toilets, potable water, a large picnic shelter with a stone fireplace and a trailhead for the Wahkeena Trail #420 and the Gorge #400 Trail.
Wahkeena Falls Picnic Area is situated at the base of beautiful Wahkeena Falls along the Historic Columbia River Highway.
www.fs.fed.us /r6/columbia/camp/wahkeena_dcamp.htm   (158 words)

  
 Oregon.com - Oregon Scenic Byways - Historic Columbia River Highway
The construction of this Highway was considered one of the greatest engineering feats of the modern age.
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - This Millennium Legacy Trail is based on sections of the Highway that were abandoned with construction of Bonneville Dam in 1936 and the later (1950s) construction of the "water grade route" now known as Interstate 84.
Constructed in 1926, the Bridge of the Gods is the third oldest bridge on the Columbia River.
www.oregon.com /byways/columbia.cfm   (1241 words)

  
 ORoads: Historic Columbia River Highway
The portion between Parkrose and Wood Village became an extension of the Northeast Portland Highway #123 in 1957; the portion from Parkrose to Fairview is marked as an extension of US-30 Bypass, the rest is unmarked.
A 1.46 mile-long portion East of Hood River became the Columbia River Drive Highway #284 in 1957; it was left unmarked and ended at a "private road" which led to the Mosier Twin Tunnels.
Personally, I think that because it is an important state highway, this highway should have a state route attached to it.
www.angelfire.com /or3/oroads/roads/hcrh   (977 words)

  
 Wildernet - Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
The Historic Columbia River Highway was designed by Samuel Lancaster and constructed between 1913 to 1922.
Its purpose was not merely to provide an east-west transportation route through the Columbia River Gorge, but to take full advantage of every natural aspect, scenic feature, waterfall, viewpoint and panorama.
The Columbia River Highway served millions of travelers and became one of the grandest highways in the nation.
www.wildernet.com /pages/statepark.cfm?areaID=ORSPHCR   (728 words)

  
 Columbia River Gorge Nat'l Scenic Area Hood River, Oregon (Drives)
The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting through the volcanic rock of the Cascade Mountain Range.
As the only sea-level river flowing through the Cascades, the Columbia is both a natural wonder and an important transportation corridor.
Pioneers' amazement with the 620-footfalls is captured in exhibits in the historic lodge.
www.ohwy.com /or/c/colgorge.htm   (540 words)

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