Part of Columbia River Highway reopens after Eagle Creek Fire

A look at the progress on the historic Columbia River Highway

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Transportation reopened part of the Historic Columbia River Highway Wednesday. It had been closed for 11 weeks due to the Eagle Creek Fire, which burned tens of thousands of acres in the Columbia River Gorge. 

The scenic highway was reopened from Larch Mountain Road to Bridal Veil. The highway is still closed between east of Bridal Veil and Ainsworth. ODOT has not said when that section of highway could reopen. 

The Vista House at Crown Point also reopened Wednesday, resuming normal operating hours of 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Other popular sites are open in the area, including Guy Talbot State Park, and Bridal Veil State Park and Trail. 

Angel's Rest, Shepperd's Dell Falls and the Multnomah Falls Lodge remain closed. 

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