Near Manzanita in Tillamook County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
In Harmony with Nature
A Scenic Road
This design philosophy gained momentum with the creation of a formal partnership between the National Park Service and the Bureau of Public Roads (now FHWA) in 1926. Roads constructed through this working arrangement included some of the best examples of road engineering and the most scenic roads in the United States.
The construction of the Oregon Coast Highway exemplifies this design approach. The road gracefully follows the contours of the mountain, accentuates the natural features of the landscape and displays elaborate stone walls and curbing. The road is scenic as well
The rock structures along this section of road, built between 1939 and 1941, span almost 4,000 feet and represent the largest highway rockwork project in Oregon - the engineering and construction are symbolic of an era when nature provided the elements of design.
Erected by Oregon Department of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 45° 44.673′ N, 123° 57.64′ W. Marker is near Manzanita, Oregon, in Tillamook County. Marker is on Oregon Coast Highway (U.S. 101) near Meadow Loop, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manzanita OR 97130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roosevelt Elk (here, next to this marker); Oswald West (here, next to this marker); Neahkahnie Mountain (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Oswald West (here, next to this marker); Safety and Beauty (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Footpath to Highway (about 700 feet away); The First People (about 800 feet away); Uncanny Neahkahnie (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manzanita.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.