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Near Troutdale in Multnomah County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Sandy River Bridge

 
 
Sandy River Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 1, 2010
1. Sandy River Bridge Marker
Inscription. On October 30, 1792 off the point in the Columbia River where the Sandy empties its waters, the boat crew from the H.M.S. Chatham (Vancouver's Voyages) were the first white men to sight the snowclad peak which Lt. Wm. R. Broughton named Mt. Hood in honor of Vice Admiral Samuel Lord Hood of the British Navy. He called the stream Barings River. Later in November 1805 Lewis and Clark called it the Quicksand River. Still later by common use it became known as Sandy River.
 
Erected by Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Travel Information Council.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 45° 32.294′ N, 122° 22.532′ W. Marker is near Troutdale, Oregon, in Multnomah County. Marker is at the intersection of Historic Columbia River Highway and Crown Point Highway on Historic Columbia River Highway. Touch for map. The marker is located at the east approach to the Sandy River Bridge, on the edge of a parking area, in Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Marker is in this post office area: Troutdale OR 97060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camas-Washougal War Memorial
Wide View of the Sandy River Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 1, 2010
2. Wide View of the Sandy River Bridge Marker
(approx. 3.6 miles away in Washington); Crown Zellerbach Employee World War II Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away in Washington); The First School in Camas (approx. 3.9 miles away in Washington); Broughton’s Expedition (approx. 4.9 miles away); Vista House (approx. 6.4 miles away); Samuel C. Lancaster (approx. 6.4 miles away); Marshall N. Dana (approx. 6.4 miles away); Fishers (approx. 7.1 miles away in Washington).
 
Also see . . .  Sandy River Bridge at Troutdale - Historic Columbia River Highway. (Submitted on November 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Sandy River Bridge (1912) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 1, 2010
3. Sandy River Bridge (1912)
First modern bridge constructed on what became the Historic Columbia River Highway, built over the Sandy River Ford that served generations of settlers on the Oregon Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 920 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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