US Highway 101 Travel Guide

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US 101 Highlights

Cape Creek Bridge

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This concrete arch bridge, completed in 1932, carries US-101 over Cape Creek.
Astoria-Megler Bridge

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The Astoria-Megler bridge that takes US Highway 101 across the 4 mile wide Columbia River.
Oregon Coast

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Rugged terrain, islands, purple flowers, grasses – welcome to the Oregon Coast along hwy 101.

History of US 101

US 101 was one of the original US highways. It was first commissioned in 1926, as a highway taking travelers and commuters between the Mexican Border south of San Diego ,through the many towns and cities along the Central Coast in California, all the way up to Olympia, Washington.

Many sections of modern day I-5, which runs a similar route to US 101, were once a part of US-101.

US Route 101

U.S. Route 101, or U.S. Highway 101, is a north-south U.S. highway that runs through the states of California, Oregon, and Washington, on the West Coast of the United States. It is also known as El Camino Real (The Royal Road) where its route along the southern and central California coast approximates the old trail which linked the Spanish missions, pueblos and presidios. It merges at some points with California Highway 1.

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