End of US highway 730

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Photo credits: Chris Elbert

Approx. time period East terminus West terminus
1926-1942 Wallula Jct. WA Umatilla, OR
1942-1966 Wallula Jct. WA Boardman, OR
1966-present Wallula Jct. WA Boardman Jct, OR

Despite the fact that US 730 is a very short highway, I have an unusually high amount of relevant photos, maps, etc... so many that I've had to split this highway into two separate pages. You can get info and view photos of the west endpoints in Oregon on this page.


The east end of US 730 is at Wallula Jct. WA. This is where the Walla Walla River flows into the Columbia, not far from the Tri Cities of Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick. This junction is shown at the bottom of the aerial photo below:

That photo also shows three bridges crossing the Walla Walla River. The bridge on the left is a railroad. The bridge in the center is the modern US 12 bridge - you can see how the highway splits into a Y-junction just south of the river. The bridge on the right is the old US 410 bridge. You can see how it too used to split into a Y-junction that is now partially overlapped by the current junction. The photo below was taken from westbound US 12, or historic US 410:

Elbert, Feb. 2008

On the right side, you can see what's now a roadside park, along with an old road that's been closed off: that's where US 410 used to split off (today you can follow that road on foot to see part of the old bridge). Today US 12 splits off about 50 yards ahead; the sign in the distance is shown close-up below:

Elbert, Feb. 2008

US 12 traffic is routed north from here, upstream on the Columbia, through Wallula to the Tri Cities. If one goes straight, they are on the east beginning of US 730, heading downstream along the Columbia. Ahead is the first westbound confirming marker:

Elbert, Feb. 2008

Below is a view from the opposite direction (heading south from Pasco on eastbound US 12):

Elbert, Feb. 2008

Here US 12 begins curving east (left) towards Walla Walla. To the right is actually a short spur that connects to mainline US 730; the sign posted in the gore is shown close-up below:

Elbert, Feb. 2008

Heading east on US 730, here's the signage posted at its junction with US 12:

Elbert, Feb. 2008

As I've said, this is a Y-junction: straight ahead merges with eastbound US 12, but if you take the left fork, you come to a stop sign, where you have another opportunity to go east on US 12 (the photo below shows the sign posted there):

Elbert, Feb. 2008

No "End 730" sign at either fork. Chris tells me that the east end of US 730 will probably be moved again soon, as WSDoT is planning a new alignment for US 12, which will run along the north side of the river in this area.