Oregon Roads - OR 43

OR 43

The 1922 Oregon City Bridge, affectionately called The Arch, seen from Main St. in Oregon City. This is the beginning of OR 43, if you back up two blocks southwest to OR 99E (which you can also see crossing under the bridge). I imagine 99E once followed Main St., but it's been many decades since then.

Across the bridge to head north on the west side of the Willamette River, paralleling OR 99E on the east side. (I keep linking that page because it has views of this bridge from below that you'll want to see.) OR 43 was always distinct from US 99 and its branches despite meeting one on both ends.

Back south into Oregon City, with the 1955 Municipal Elevator dead ahead. It lays claim to be the only outdoor municipal elevator in the United States and one of four in the world. I have had no luck fact-checking that or discovering the identity of the others. They just don't seem to care as much.

Made it to the end? Here's a bonus error shield as OR 43 NB ends at I-5 and US 26 in Portland. The reason it's signed as a U-turn is that it's been joined by the I-5 NB Exit 299A ramp.

Onto I-5
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