A Little Bit of Multnomah County Road History

I’ve been reading Jewel Lansing’s “Multnomah”, a history of Multnomah County, and found a few juicy tidbits of early road history:

  • A Multnomah Deputy Sheriff, Peter Rexford, proposed painting a yellow line down the middle of the Columbia River Highway, to make it safer – a practice that gained some popularity.
  • The first Interstate Bridge was overseen by the Interstate Bridge Commission, a joint project of Multnomah County and Clark County. The bridge was not turned over to ODOT for several decades.

Maybe would should put the County in charge of Oregon’s participation in the CRC?

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