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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"North Bank Highway (Washington State Route 14), Washington"
Includes ... North Bank Highway ... Evergreen Highway ... State Route 8 ... Old State Route 8 ... State Route 14 ...
Image, 2010, Klickitat River, Washington, click to enlarge
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Klickitat River and the "twin bridges", as seen from Rowena Crest, Oregon. Image taken March 6, 2010.

Two bridges, locally known as the "Twin Bridges", cross the mouth of the Klickitat River at Lyle, Washington. The lower railroad bridge of the "North Bank Road" was built in 1908 and the upper Washington State Route 14 bridge was built in 1933.


North Bank Highway ...
"North Columbia Highway", "Evergreen Highway", "State Route 8", "North Bank Highway", and the "Lewis and Clark Memorial Highway" are all names once used for today's Washington State Route 14 which follows the Columbia River, linking Vancouver (Columbia River Mile (RM) 106), with Plymouth (RM 290).

North Bank Railroad ...
The Great Northern Railway and Northern Pacific Railroad, competitors in the transcontinental business, launched the Seattle Portland & Seattle Railway in 1905 and built a line along the north side of the Columbia River. This line was known as "The North Bank Railroad", "The North Bank Road", "Columbia River Scenic Route", and "The Northwests Own Railway". The tracks were started in October 1905 and completed in February 1908, with a celebration being held on March 11th at Sheridan Point upstream of the Fort Rains Blockhouse location. On March 19th, regular passenger servcie between Vancouver and Pasco was begun. The journey took eight hours.
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Tunnels and Bridges ...
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Timeline

  • Hudson's Bay Company ...
  • Washington State Route 8 ...
  • Lyle Convict Road ...
  • North Columbia Highway ...
  • North Bank Highway ...
  • U.S. Route 830 ...
  • Evergreen Highway ...
  • Washington State Route 14 ...
  • Lewis and Clark Memorial Highway ...


Hudson's Bay Company ...
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Washington State Route 8 ...
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Map detail, 1909, Route 8, Washington, click to enlarge
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Detail, 1909 Washington State Highways, Route 8. Original Map courtesy Washington State Secretary of State Archives, 2015.


Lyle Convict Road ...
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North Columbia Highway ...
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North Bank Highway ...
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U.S. Route 830 ...
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Evergreen Highway ...
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Washington State Route 14 ...
(to come)


Lewis and Clark Memorial Highway ...
(to come)


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, ...
 




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:    "historylink.org" website, 2015, Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History;   

All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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