Near Corbett in Multnomah County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Samuel C. Lancaster
1864 – 1941
Chief Engineer, Scenic Columbia River Highway, 1913–1915.
Pioneer Builder of hard-surface roads. His genius overcame tremendous obstacles, extending and replacing the early trail through the Columbia River gorge with a highway of poetry and drama so that millions could enjoy God’s spectacular creations.
Location. 45° 32.37′ N, 122° 14.66′ W. Marker is near Corbett, Oregon, in Multnomah County. Marker is on Historic Columbia River Highway 2.8 miles east of Corbett. Touch for map. It is on Vista House on Crown Point. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40700 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett OR 97019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marshall N. Dana (within shouting distance of this marker); Vista House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Broughton’s Expedition (approx. 1.5 miles away); Discover Wahkeena Falls (approx. 6.2 miles away); Sandy River Bridge Welcome to Multnomah Falls (approx. 6.7 miles away); Simon Benson (approx. 6.7 miles away); Camas-Washougal War Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away in Washington). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corbett.
Also see . . . Historic Columbia River Highway History. “Lancaster’s Highway design emulated European style road building techniques, while also advancing American engineering standards. Throughout the Historic Columbia River Highway, he and other engineers held fast to a design protocol that included accepting grades no greater than 5 percent, nor laying out any curves with less than a 100-foot turning radius. The use of reinforced-concrete bridges, combined with masonry guard rails, guard walls, and retaining walls brought together the new and the old—the most advanced highway structures with the tried and tested. In building the Columbia River Highway, Lancaster and others artfully created an engineering achievement sympathetic (Submitted on July 29, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.