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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 26

United States Highway 26 is an east-west United States highway. It started in Ogallala, Nebraska, and gradually grew to reach the West Coast in Oregon. When the U.S. highway system was first defined, it was limited to Nebraska and Wyoming; by the 1950s, it continued into Idaho and Oregon. Image File history File links US26. ... Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... Sign for Front Street a popular Old West-themed tourist attraction in Ogallala Ogallala is a city located in Keith County, Nebraska. ... State nickname: Cornhusker State Other U.S. States Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Governor Dave Heineman (R) Official languages English Area 200,520 km² (16th)  - Land 199,099 km²  - Water 1,247 km² (0. ... In general, the term West Coast is a nickname for the coastal states of the Western United States, comprising California, Oregon and Washington, and sometimes Alaska and Hawaii (see Pacific States). ... State nickname: Beaver State Other U.S. States Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) Official languages None Area 255,026 km² (9th)  - Land 248,849 km²  - Water 6,177 km² (2. ... State nickname: Equality State Other U.S. States Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Official languages English Area 253,554 km² (10th)  - Land 251,706 km²  - Water 1,851 km² (0. ... // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the baby-boom from returning... State nickname: Gem State Other U.S. States Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) Official languages none Area 216,632 km² (14th)  - Land 214,499 km²  - Water 2,133 km² (0. ...


Much of the highway follows the path of the historic Oregon Trail. At its peak, immediately before the establishment of the interstate highway system, US 26 was 1,557 miles (2506 km) in length, and terminated in Astoria, Oregon. For other uses of the term, see Oregon Trail (disambiguation) The route of the Oregon Trail is shown in red in the western United States The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker. ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate Highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Astoria is the county seat of Clatsop County, Oregon6, situated near the mouth of the Columbia River. ...

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's eastern terminus is in Ogallala, Nebraska at an intersection with Interstate 80. Its western terminus is south of Seaside, Oregon at an intersection with U.S. Highway 101. Prior to 2004, the route's last 20 miles (32 km) were co-signed with U.S. Highway 101 from the highways' junction south of Seaside north to Astoria where its intersection with U.S. Highway 30 was also U.S. 30's western terminus. 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sign for Front Street a popular Old West-themed tourist attraction in Ogallala Ogallala is a city located in Keith County, Nebraska. ... Location of Interstate 80 Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the United States. ... Seaside is a city located in Clatsop County, Oregon. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 LA 0. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 LA 0. ... Astoria is the county seat of Clatsop County, Oregon6, situated near the mouth of the Columbia River. ... United States Highway 30 is an east-west United States highway that traverses the United States. ...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:


Nebraska

The eastern terminus of US 26 is in Ogallala, Nebraska at Interstate 80. From there, it runs northwestward parallel to the North Platte River and intersects with U.S. Highway 385 in Bridgeport, Nebraska. The largest city US 26 runs through in Nebraska is Scottsbluff, which is just 22 miles (35 km) from the Wyoming border. All told, there are 145 miles (233 km) of US 26 in the state of Nebraska. State nickname: Cornhusker State Other U.S. States Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Governor Dave Heineman (R) Official languages English Area 200,520 km² (16th)  - Land 199,099 km²  - Water 1,247 km² (0. ... Location of Interstate 80 Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the United States. ... This article is about the Platte River in Nebraska. ... U.S. Highway 385 is a spur of U.S. Highway 85. ... Bridgeport is a city located in Morrill County, Nebraska. ... Movie theater in downtown Scottsbluff Scottsbluff is a city located in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. ...


Wyoming

Heading westward, the first city in Wyoming US 26 runs through is Torrington. About 50 miles (80 km) further west, US 26 joins Interstate 25 and remains co-signed with it until reaching Casper, Wyoming. From Casper to Shoshoni US 26 is co-signed with U.S. Highway 20. After that, US 26 comes close to Yellowstone National Park before curving southwestward and eventually entering Idaho. State nickname: Equality State Other U.S. States Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Official languages English Area 253,554 km² (10th)  - Land 251,706 km²  - Water 1,851 km² (0. ... Torrington is a city located in Goshen County, Wyoming. ... Interstate 25 is an interstate highway in the western United States. ... Downtown Casper Casper is a city located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ... Shoshoni is a town located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... United States Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ... Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. ...


Idaho

From Alpine, Wyoming, the road proceeds to Idaho Falls and joins Interstate 15. It departs at Blackfoot for the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, then skirts the north edge of Craters of the Moon National Monument before joining Interstate 84 in Bliss. It joins further with U.S. Highway 20 at Mountain Home and remains with Highway 20 into Oregon. State nickname: Gem State Other U.S. States Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) Official languages none Area 216,632 km² (14th)  - Land 214,499 km²  - Water 2,133 km² (0. ... Alpine is a town located in Lincoln County, Wyoming. ... Idaho Falls is a city located in Bonneville County, Idaho. ... Interstate 15 (abbreviated I-15) is a north-south interstate highway in the western United States, traveling through the states of Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. ... Blackfoot is a city located in Bingham County, Idaho. ... The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is an 890 square mile (2,300 km²) complex located in the Idaho desert between the towns of Arco and Idaho Falls. ... Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a U.S. National Monument and United States Preserve located in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho near Arco, Idaho. ... Columbia River Gorge and I-84 as seen from Crown Point, Oregon Interstate 84 runs from an intersection with Interstate 5 at Portland, Oregon to an intersection with Interstate 80 at Echo, Utah—roughly the same route as the Oregon Trail. ... Bliss is a city located in Gooding County, Idaho. ... United States Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ... Mountain Home is a city located in Elmore County, Idaho. ...


Oregon

The segment, starting at its intersection with Oregon Highway 35 near Government Camp, Oregon and continuing westward to Sandy, Oregon, which closely follows the route of the Barlow Road, has served to define was is sometimes called the Mt. Hood Corridor. This part of U.S. 26 is part of the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway. State nickname: Beaver State Other U.S. States Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) Official languages None Area 255,026 km² (9th)  - Land 248,849 km²  - Water 6,177 km² (2. ... Oregon Highway 35 is an Oregon state highway running between Government Camp, Oregon (on the slopes of Mount Hood) and Hood River, Oregon. ... Government Camp is an unincorporated community located in Clackamas County, Oregon, south of Mount Hood and north of Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain. ... Sandy is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon and named after the nearby Sandy River. ... The Barlow Road was the last overland segment of the Oregon Trail before reaching the Willamette Valley. ... The Mt. ... Mt. ...


Its westernmost segment, in Oregon between Portland and the coast, is known as the Sunset Highway. While many people may think it received its name because it stretches towards the sunset from Portland, it was officially named January 17, 1946 for the US 41st Infantry Division of the United States Army, also known as the "Sunset Division." Some local historians think that it was more than a coincidence that a logging complex in western Washington County, near the path of US 26, was called Sunset Camp many years before the highway was built. Portland, Oregon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The 41st Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War I and World War II. World War I Activated: July 1917 (National Guard Division from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana). ... US Army Seal The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ...


While US 26 is a freeway in the western parts of Portland (the Sunset Highway), it is a surface street through downtown Portland (the Market Street and Clay Street couplet). It then briefly shares an alignment with Front Avenue and heads south (this section of highway is poorly marked, causing most people to be funneled out on to Interstate 5 in Portland); then crosses the Willamette River on the Ross Island Bridge. In the eastern half of the city, US 26 is a surface street (Powell Bvld), though some signs indicate that nearby Division Street should be used instead, in the interval between the intersection with I-205 and the city of Gresham. Powell Bvld is mostly a two-lane road with lots of signals in that region. Between Gresham and Sandy, US 26 is a divided 4-lane expressway. MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST Mexico Federal Highway 1 British Columbia provincial highway 99 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS CA-4 CA-7 Image:OR-4. ... The Willamette River (pronounced wil-LAM-met) is a tributary of the Columbia, approximately 240 mi (386 km) long, in northwestern Oregon in the United States. ... The Ross Island Bridge is a cantilever truss bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. ... Downtown Gresham at NE Roberts St and Powell Blvd. ... An expressway is a divided highway, usually 4 lanes or wider in size, where direct access to adjacent properties has been eliminated. ...


There were plans to construct a freeway alignment of US 26 through eastern Portland--the so-called Mt. Hood Freeway; however this project was cancelled as a result of the freeway revolts in the 1970s. A few ghost ramps from Interstate 5 (on the Marquam Bridge) stand as evidence of this project. Roadway connections between the Portland freeway network and Mt. Hood remain a big problem; as there is no good direct highway connection. The proposed Sunrise Corridor may eventually offer a long-term solution; however construction of this route is several years off. Mount Hood Highway is a now-historic name for a route (built and proposed) between Portland, Oregon, and Hood River, Oregon and around the south side of Mount Hood. ... The Freeway Revolts refer to a phenomenon encountered in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s, where planned freeway contstruction in many U.S. cities was halted due to widespread public opposition; especially of those whose neighborhoods would be disrupted or displaced by the proposed freeways. ... The Marquam Bridge The Marquam Bridge is a double deck cantilever bridge that carries Interstate 5 traffic across the Willamette River south of downtown Portland, Oregon. ... Mount Hood is located about 100 km. ... Oregon Highway 212 is an Oregon state highway that serves the eastern Portland metro area. ...


Related US routes

Oregon Highway 126 is a state highway which connects central and western Oregon and serves the southern Willamette Valley. ...

See also

This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway. ...

Sources

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