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Category 5 - Historic Preservation

Merit Award

Photo: Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail


Designer:  HNTB Corp, Bellevue, Washington
Contractors:  N-B Hatch Co. Wilsonville, Oregon

This project actively reuses an abandoned section of the historic Columbia River Highway as a recreational trail. Many portions of the historic highway had been abandoned following the construction of Interstate 84 along the Columbia River. The restoration project continues the philosophy of the original highway, designed to "lay lightly on the land."

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