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High Steel Bridge and Thunder Creek Trail
As I get older, I find I have a ridiculous appreciation for bridges. Maybe it’s not overly ridiculous to be glad that people decided to make access to other areas easier, but it still can seem a little strange. Having previously taken for granted the skills each generation has used to build a bridge, be it steel or wood, I’d just like to send a little shout out to those magnificent bridge builders of past and present – THANK YOU!
Wooden Bridge connecting the Thunder Creek Trail System – North Cascades National Park
The single-lane steel and concrete High Steel Bridge located in Olympic National Forest. The bridge was built in 1929 and is 420-feet / 120-meters high
View of the Skokomish River and part of the steel supports of High Steel Bridge. Note the size of the evergreen trees and likely size of the river when you’re 420-feet / 120-meters up!