Historic Columbia River Highway, Vista House to reopen - KPTV - FOX 12

Historic Columbia River Highway, Vista House to reopen

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COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OR (KPTV) -

The Historic Columbia River Highway reopened Friday morning after being closed for a restoration.  Crews worked to make repairs to a 600-foot viaduct at Crown Point. The viaduct and its 29 support columns were deteriorating and required maintenance to prevent the addition of weight restrictions.

Occasional lane closures may still be necessary while they put the final touches on the project.

In addition to the highway reopening, Vista House, which overlooks the Columbia River Gorge, will reopen on weekends.

Weather permitting, Vista House will be open Saturdays and Sundays between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the winter. The area typically receives more than half a million visitors a year.

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