Astoria Column

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Astoria Column

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The Astoria Column, in a wooded park atop Astoria's highest hill, presents a spectacular view of the historic city and its surrounding rivers, bay, forest, mountains, and ocean. The Column, built in 1926, is 125 feet high and has 164 steps winding to the top.
Two rivers (Columbia, & Young's) wrap around Astoria as it points westward toward the mouth of the Columbia river (Columbia bar) and the Pacific Ocean. Astoria has three river crossing bridges (The Astoria Bridge stretches 4.1 miles across the Columbia connecting Oregon and Washington along US 101 - this bridge is of the longest bridges of its type in the world. Astoria Column, parks
Panoramic view of Astoria, Columbia river, Youngs bay, Youngs river
Panoramic Views

Patterned after the Trajan Column in Rome, the Astoria Column is truly unique. It's the world's only large piece of memorial architecture made of reinforced concrete with a pictorial frieze in sgraffito technique.


Looking NW, from Astoria Column The column presents a fascinating illustration of the discovery of the Columbia River by Captain Robert Gray in 1792, the establishment of American claims to the Northwest Territory, the winning of the West and the arrival of the Great Northern Railway.

West - SW, Youngs bay, Youngs river, Columbia river
Looking West/SW Out to Pacific Beaches


South, Youngs bay, Youngs river
Looking South, Youngs bay/Youngs River


Washington/Oregon Bridge, Astoria, Coast
Astoria Bridge, Columbia River, Cape Dissapointment
     

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