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Crown Point Viaduct


Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #138518

Street Views 


Bridge over Crown Point on Historical Columbia River Highway
Multnomah County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1914
- Karl P. Billner (Design Engineer)
- Pacific Bridge Co. of Portland, Oregon (Prime Contractor)
- Robert Lee Ringer (Sub-Contractor)
- Samuel Lancaster (Highway Engineer)
A half-viaduct designed to carry pedestrians around the outer edge of a spiral section of roadway around the top of a 725' promontory on the Historic Columbia River Highway. Ingenious use of reinforced-concrete and rubble masonry to create an aesthetically pleasing structure.
Length of largest span: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 560.1 ft.
Deck width: 28.9 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.53982, -122.24446   (decimal degrees)
45°32'23" N, 122°14'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/558985/5043197 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bridal Veil
Inventory numbers
OR 04524 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 42385 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2018: Updated by Leslie R trick: Added category "Half Viaduct"
  • April 3, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • October 13, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 8, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Added by Michael Goff


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER OR-36-C - Historic Columbia River Highway, Crown Point Viaduct, Encircling Vista House at Crown Point, Troutdale vicinity, Multnomah County, OR
  • Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon - Dwight A. Smith, James B. Norman & Pieter T. Dykman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989
  • Crown Point Viaduct Project - Western Federal Lands Highway Project Website
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Richard Doody