Oregon Coast HighwayOregon Coast Highway



By the time the final links in the Oregon Coast Highway were made in 1936, the highway stretched 394 miles from Astoria to the border of California.

Author: Laura E. Wilt

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439666876

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By the time the final links in the Oregon Coast Highway were made in 1936, the highway stretched 394 miles from Astoria to the border of California. It had taken 12 years to complete the construction over stretches of rugged headlands and thick forests. Early travel along the coast was difficult; what roads existed were generally unimproved and often completely impassable during the rainy winter months. In many cases, the beaches themselves served as the only means of transporting freight and passengers. When Maj. Henry Bowlby, the first Oregon State Highway engineer, outlined a proposed system of state highways in 1914, he presented the vision of a coastal highway to the Oregon State Highway Commission. The eventual construction of this highway opened access to the Willamette Valley and beyond for many formerly isolated coastal communities. It also signaled an economic shift that included the promotion of tourism and the accommodation of the flood of visitors anxious to take advantage of the spectacular vistas along the Oregon coast.

Lifting Oregon Out of the MudLifting Oregon Out of the Mud



This breathtaking story concludes in 1936 with an array of five stunning bridges designed by Oregon's premier architect, Conde B. McCullough and resulted in creating one of the most spectacular coastal highways in the world.

Author: Joe R. Blakely

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1505612128

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Oswald West, Oregon's rascally one-term governor, wrote historic legislation in 1913 that set aside Oregon's beaches as Oregon's first coast highway. By 1919, building began in earnest and moved the highway east of the beaches and punched it through four hundred miles of the most rugged and remote terrain on the continent. This breathtaking story concludes in 1936 with an array of five stunning bridges designed by Oregon's premier architect, Conde B. McCullough and resulted in creating one of the most spectacular coastal highways in the world.

Bridges of the Oregon CoastBridges of the Oregon Coast



In 1933, McCullough and his staff worked day and night to finish plans for the remaining five bridges, and in early 1934, the Public Works Administration funded simultaneous construction of them.

Author: Ray Bottenberg

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073854860X

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Page: 127

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In the 1920s and 1930s, Oregon's legendary bridge engineer Conde B. McCullough designed a first-rate collection of aesthetic bridges on the Oregon Coast Highway to enhance an already dramatic and beautiful landscape. The six largest of these, at Gold Beach, Newport, Waldport, Florence, Reedsport, and Coos Bay, eliminated the last ferries on the Oregon Coast Highway between the Columbia River and California. McCullough planned to build one bridge each year after completion of the Rogue River Bridge at Gold Beach in 1932, but the tightening grip of the Depression threatened his plans. In 1933, McCullough and his staff worked day and night to finish plans for the remaining five bridges, and in early 1934, the Public Works Administration funded simultaneous construction of them. The combined projects provided approximately 630 jobs, but at least six workers perished during construction. After the bridges were complete, Oregon coast tourism increased by a dramatic 72 percent in the first year.

Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road TripMoon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip



Dance down rainbow-colored streets in San Francisco's Castro District, tour Seattle's underground old city, and see the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Maps and Driving Tools: 48 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway ...

Author: Ian Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640499140

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1,700 miles of vibrant cities, coastal towns, and glittering ocean views: Embark on your epic PCH journey with Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip. Inside you'll find: Flexible Itineraries: Drive the entire three-week route or follow suggestions for shorter getaways to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best beaches, views, restaurants, and more, you'll cruise by sky-scraping redwoods, misty green rain forests, and the black sands of the Lost Coast. Slurp fresh-caught oysters, order up Julia Child's favorite street tacos, or kick back with a craft beer. Dance down rainbow-colored streets in San Francisco's Castro District, tour Seattle's underground old city, and see the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Maps and Driving Tools: 48 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions for the entire route, and full-color photos throughout Local Expertise: Californian Ian Anderson shares his love of the open road Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for seniors, travelers with disabilities, and road trippers with kids With Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip's practical tips and detailed itineraries, you're ready to and hit the road. Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Seattle, Moon Portland, Moon San Diego, or Moon Los Angeles.

Building Oregon s Coast Highway 1936 1966Building Oregon s Coast Highway 1936 1966



From the devastating 1936 fire in Bandon, Oregon to the building of the Columbia River Bridge in 1966 this story charts the epic journey of building Oregon's spectacular coast highway across a steep basalt cliff, through Arch Cape, bridging ...

Author: Joe R. Blakely

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1500679380

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Page: 174

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From the devastating 1936 fire in Bandon, Oregon to the building of the Columbia River Bridge in 1966 this story charts the epic journey of building Oregon's spectacular coast highway across a steep basalt cliff, through Arch Cape, bridging Thomas Creek gorge and leveling mountains. When finished the highway had closed the last gap in U.S. Highway 101 from the Canadian border to Mexico.

Murder on Oregon s Coast Highway 1961Murder on Oregon s Coast Highway 1961



Bruce, we got them on the run, looking over their shoulder. They're scared..." So begins the frightening story of Charley's quest as he leads a chase down the length of Oregon's Coast Highway in order to bring the crime boss to justice.

Author: Joe R. Blakely

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1977617131

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Page: 150

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Highway 101 historian Joe Blakely's new book is a 1960s thriller that races down the scenic Oregon Coast. ~ William L. Sullivan, author of Hiking Oregon's History~~~~Charley Norman, a reporter for Portland's Oregonian newspaper, is determined to expose the major prostitution operation that's operating in the city. Now the crooks and pimps are calling with death threats. His editor calls him into his office. "Charley, they want to kill you too. Do you hear me?" "We can't let them scare us into silence," Charley said. "It's people like them who raped and killed my mother. They shot my father. I won't stop writing about them. My father never did and I won't either. I want these thugs behind bars or dead. Bruce, we got them on the run, looking over their shoulder. They're scared..." So begins the frightening story of Charley's quest as he leads a chase down the length of Oregon's Coast Highway in order to bring the crime boss to justice.

Biennial Report of the Oregon State Highway CommissionBiennial Report of the Oregon State Highway Commission



Oregon State Highway Commission. opening of the Astoria Bridge provided a
vital link in the coastal highway . longest and most expensive structure to be
contracted on the state high way system up to that date . The total length of this
structure ...

Author: Oregon State Highway Commission

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ISBN: UIUC:30112118479424

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