20 p. An offprint of the journal Contracting, this pamphlet contains four reprints of articles and photographs previously published in the summer of 1916. Three articles are reprinted from Contracting, and the fourth, by Henry Bowlby, is reprinted from American Forestry. The articles and black and white photographs describe in brief the impetus for and history of the building of the Columbia River Highway and show the scenic beauties to be viewed from the road. There seems be be some advertisement for Warrenite, a road surface placed over macadam roads, which was used on the Highway. Both general description and more specific information about contracts, engineering, and construction history are contained in the articles.
4 p. Article describing the building of the Columbia River Highway, including construction details. The article also contains six photographs: one full-page photograph depicting a picturesque curve around the cliffs at Shepperd's Dell, one showing Horse-tail falls, one showing the observation windows in the tunnel at Storm Cliff, one showing the bridge at Sheppherd's Dell, one depicting the view from Chanticleer Inn, and one showing the panormaic view at Crown Point. Also included on two of the pages are some writings dealing with unrelated topics.
2 p. A journal article giving some history and financial information, as well as a great deal of construction detail, for the jetty built at the mouth of the Columbia River. The work of the pile-driver and use of railroad cars to carry construction supplies on the miles-long trestle are described. Messrs. M. J. Kinney and Robert Gibson are thanked for the accompanying illustrations and data used in the article. The five photographs show lowering of "mattresses" at the end of the jetty; a train load of rock starting its run out; loading rock onto the dump-cars at the jetty dock; the jet pile-driver used in constructing the trestle; and dumping rocks after the "mattresses" have been lowered.
2 p. Article detailing the salmon fishing industry on the Columbia River, including providing details on salmon spawning and the use of fish wheels. The use of Chinese, Scandinavian, and Russian immigrants in the fishing and canning is described. There is also discussion of the town of Astoria and its expected growth.
1 p. article describing the building of the Columbia River Highway, including construction details. The article also contains four photographs: one depicting the bridge at Shepperd's Dell, one depicting the entrance to the observatory tunnel, one depicting Mitchell's Tunnel through Storm Cliff; one showing the overlook at Crown Point on the Columbia River.
1 p. The news brief gives a short history of the building of the jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River. It gives some technical details related to construction, and praises the engineers for the fact that though the work was first-rate, the cost was far below the original estimate. The article is cited as being from American Contractor.
1 p. A brief discussion of the jetty and channel work at the mouth of the Columbia River. A quote is taken from the report of T. W. Symons of the United States Engineers, giving technical, contractual, and financial information, estimates, and costs. The entire news brief is cited as being taken originally from the Pacific Lumberman.
1 p. A brief column and two photographs by H. H. Shank describing the scenic beauties of the Columbia River and its shores, which according to him compare advantageously in picturesque attraction with those of the Rhine in Germany. He also touches on "Memeluse Island". The accompanying photographs are of Hercules Pillars, and of a Native American burial structure on Memaloose Island.