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Washington State Route 140

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State Route 140 marker

State Route 140
Washougal River Road
A map of southern Clark and Skamania counties in the U.S. state of Washington showing the former route of SR 140 highlighted in red.
Former route of SR 140 highlighted in red.
Route information
Auxiliary route of SR 14
Defined by RCW 47.17.270
Maintained by WSDOT
Length: 14.08 mi[2] (22.66 km)
Existed: 1968[1] – 1992[3]
Major junctions
West end: SR 14 in Washougal
East end: SR 14 in Prindle
Highway system
SR 131 SR 141

State Route 140 (SR 140) was a state highway located in Clark and Skamania counties in southwestern Washington. The highway began and ended at SR 14 in Washougal and Prindle, respectively, and followed the Washougal River and Canyon Creek. The roadway first appeared as Canyon Creek Road in a 1911 map and was designated Secondary State Highway 8B (SSH 8B) in 1937. SSH 8B was a spur route of Primary State Highway 8 (PSH 8), which became SR 12 in the 1964 highway renumbering. SR 120 replaced SSH 8B in the same renumbering and SR 12 was renumbered in 1967 to SR 14 after U.S. Route 12 was extended into Washington. SR 120 was also renumbered to SR 140, which was decommissioned in 1992.

Route description[edit]

State Route 140 (SR 140) originated as 15th Street at an intersection with SR 14 in Washougal, located about 1.47 miles (2.37 km) east of the eastern terminus of SR 500 on the shoreline of the Columbia River.[4] 15th Street traveled north through Downtown, crossing the VancouverWhite Salmon rail route of the BNSF Railway and intersecting the former alignment of SR 14, E Street,[5] before turning northeastward onto 17th Street.[6] The highway crossed the Washougal River out of Washougal in a large forest and became the Washougal River Road. The roadway paralleled the river northeast and later east into the forests and mountains of Skamania County until the river turned north. SR 140, renamed Canyon Creek Road, turned southeast and encountered a series of sharp turns until terminating at SR 14 in Prindle.[7]


A 1949 map of the Vancouver area featuring Secondary State Highway 8B (SSH 8B), the early predecessor to SR 120 and SR 140 that was designated between 1937 and 1964.

SR 140 began as Canyon Creek Road and first appeared on a map in 1911.[8] The first numbered highway on the road was Secondary State Highway 8B (SSH 8B), established in 1937.[9] The roadway traveled along the Washougal River and Canyon Creek between Primary State Highway 8 (PSH 8), co-signed as U.S. Route 830 (US 830), between Washougal and Prindle.[10] SSH 8B remained unchanged until the 1964 highway renumbering, when the route was renumbered as State Route 120 and PSH 8 became State Route 12.[11] After US 12 was extended west across Washington in 1967, SR 12 became SR 14 and SR 120 became SR 140.[12][13] In 1968, US 830 was deleted and SR 14 was realigned south onto a newer alignment. In 1992, SR 140 was removed from the state highway system.[3][5]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Clark Washougal 0.00 0.00 SR 14 west (Lewis and Clark Highway) – Camas, Vancouver Western terminus
0.00 0.00 E Street / Evergreen Boulevard Former SR 14
Skamania Prindle 14.08 22.66 SR 14 east (Lewis and Clark Highway) – Stevenson, Dallesport Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Washington State Legislature (1970, repealed in 1991). "RCW 47.17.270 State route No. 140". Retrieved September 27, 2009.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b Washington State Department of Transportation (1991). "1991 Annual Traffic Report" (PDF). p. 102. Retrieved September 27, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Washington House of Representatives (1991). "Chapter 342, Laws of 1991: State Highway Routes — Revisions To (House Bill 5801)". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ Washington State Department of Transportation (2008). "2008 State Highway Log" (PDF). Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Vancouver, 1967 (Map). 1:250,000. Cartography by United States Geological Survey. University of Texas at Austin. 1967. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  6. ^ Washington State Railroad System (PDF) (Map). Washington State Department of Transportation. 2008. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  7. ^ Google (September 28, 2009). "State Route 140" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  8. ^ Mount Hood and Vicinity (1911) (Map). 1:125,000. Cartography by United States Geological Survey. Washington State University. 1911. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  9. ^ Washington State Legislature (March 18, 1937). "Chapter 207: Classification of Public Highways". Session Laws of the State of Washington. Session Laws of the State of Washington (1937 ed.). Olympia, Washington: Washington State Legislature. p. 1005. Retrieved September 28, 2009. (b) Secondary State Highway No. 8B; beginning at Washougal on Primary State Highway No. 8, thence in a northerly and easterly direction by the most feasible route following the general course of the Washougal river to a junction with Primary State Highway No. 8 east of Washougal. 
  10. ^ Vancouver, 1949 (Map). 1:250,000. Cartography by United States Geological Survey. University of Texas at Austin. 1949. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  11. ^ C. G. Prahl (December 1, 1965). "Identification of State Highways" (PDF). Washington State Highway Commission, Department of Highways. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  12. ^ Weingroff, Richard F. (January 1, 2009). "U.S. 12 Michigan to Washington". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  13. ^ Washington State Highway Commission, Department of Highways (1970). "Annual Traffic Report, 1970" (PDF). Washington State Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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