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ODOT - Cultural Resources - Podcasts
Overview
 
ODOT strives to maintain transparency and keep the public informed of transportation issues through a variety of media outlets. We have undertaken a modest pilot project to create nearly 20 heritage-related podcasts available for download. This project offers a unique opportunity for our agency to engage the traveling public and increase awareness of cultural and natural resources along our state’s highway.
 
This type of public outreach provides a special opportunity for a state agency to connect with Oregon residents and national/international visitors. Initial podcasts will focus on the early development of ODOT, impacts of World War II on Oregon’s transportation infrastructure, the historic ferry system, and archaeological resources in Clatsop County. Future podcasts will explore Conde B. McCullough, ODOT’s master bridge designer, balancing cultural resources and transportation needs, the highway park system, and ODOT’s efforts to reestablish natural resources in the Salmon River Estuary.
 
The goal of the podcasts is not only to connect with the public but also to share the agency’s enthusiasm and interest in creating awareness of Oregon’s unique heritage. We look forward to any comments you would like to share.
 

Podcasts

Ferries 
Archaeology in Clatsop County
Scrap in the 1920's
Highway Department during World War II
Early ODOT
The Balancing Act: Transportation and Cultural Resources
Coastal Bridges
NeahKahNie Mountain
Pre-History U.S. Highway 30
McCullough Memorial Bridge
Technical Issues
Having Technical Issues?  Here a few helpful tips.
  1. If your default audio/visual player does not activate on the selection of the link, then try a different player such as Windows Media Player or similar software.
  2. If you choose to download the file, simply do the following:
    • Right-Click on selected file
    • Select Save Target As
    • Select file destination
    • Browse to file and select application to play podcast.
  3. For further help feel free to contact us via the contact information below.
 
Contact Information
Kurt Roedel, Archaeologist
Office: 503-986-6571  
kurt.roedel@odot.state.or.us