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Oregon reconnecting historic highway



A GRAND OCCASION: A group enjoys the newly opened Columbia River Highway in a day when such an outing was an event worth dressing up for, in one of the photos to be shared at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

The Oregon Department of Transportation and partners are restoring and reconnecting long abandoned segments to become the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

Some of the original scenic highway was demolished to make way for I-84 and Oregon has been working to restore the iconic road, which was the first scenic highway in the United States.

Much work has been accomplished with 63 of the original 73 miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway now open to travel either by motor vehicle (Historic Highway or connecting county roads) or by foot and bicycle (State Trail). Only 10 miles are needed to complete the connection. The most recent segment of the reconnection project, Lindsey...

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