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Vista House closed off until Feb. 1


The Historic Columbia River Highway viaduct reconstruction at Crown Point will continue to close off access to the Vista House through Friday, Feb. 1.

The Historic Highway is closed from Larch Mountain Road to Latourelle, as the 100-year-old concrete viaduct pillars on the cliff side of Crown Point are being reinforced and replaced as needed. Sections of the Historic Highway also are being repaved and restored.

No public vehicles, bicycles or foot traffic are allowed during this time. For project updates, call 503-695-2230 or visit vistahouse.com

Vista House was built between 1916-1918 by Multnomah County as a comfort station and scenic wayside for those traveling on the Historic Columbia River Highway, which had been completed in 1913.

It is also a memorial to Oregon pioneers.

The structure towers 733 feet above the Columbia River and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in the National Geographic Society’s 2001 “Save America’s Treasures” book.