This bridge used to be a pain to travel across due to high traffic and limited lanes both ways. Since the additional bridge was built in 2007, it has transformed that. The easiest way across is to have the Washington state fast pass (prepaid toll pass) which will help alleviate being stuck paying the toll manually.See more..
Although I went when the mill itself was closed, this is a beautiful area to visit. There is a trail on the opposite side of the creek from the mill that is short, but gorgeous. It’s out of the way, so during the week when it’s closed, there are few, if any, people around. The covered bridge leading to the mill is very cool.See more..
This is a great place to see the salmon run (there are hundreds of large salmon!) and the associated seals diving for salmon, blue heron and other critters. It is a great view of the area. See more..
4.0Jordan Bridge(11 reviews) - Where has this bridge been hiding Bridges
Just out for a drive with the family, we stumbled across a sign that said Jordan Bridge. We knew there was a river that ran thru but what's the big deal with a bridge. Well, take the time and park, because for the little town of Arlington, its something to behold. Parking lot is rather small, that is directly in front of the bridge, however north approx 500ft is an alternate parking lot. Don't park across the street anywhere because that is private property. Once on the bridge you hear splashing and kids playing. Get to the middle and look over (if you dare) and it's a long ways down. Couples soaking up some rays, dogs playing fetch and kids playing in the water. I must caution that, from the bridge view, you can see that the back is about 10 out then it drops off fast. So use your own judgment if you want the little ones in the water, oh and the under current is swift. All and all it's a nice surprise to have seen this bridge, literally in the middle of nowhere.See more..
4.5Grays River Covered Bridge(9 reviews) - Working covered bridge Spent < 1 hour Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Bridges
Just off the highway lies Grays River Covered Bridge...the only covered bridge in Washington State that is still in use. Built in 1905 and covered in 1906 so livestock wouldn't slip on the wet planks. Love seeing this bridges from the past. Definitely worth the stop....life is too short to zoom past bridge like this!!!See more..
5.0Lewis and Clark Bridge(8 reviews) - Crossing the mighty Columbia Saturday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent < 1 hour Bridges
This bridge has been a part of my life since before I was born. My mother watched it being built; my father, brother, sisters, and I crossed it daily going to and from the mills. It provided a great place to drop gunny sacks full of cow manure onto ships traveling up the river. From our little town, it was never out of sight. The Longview Bridge, later renamed the Lewis and Clark Bridge, was completed in 1929. At one time it was the longest cantilevered through-span bridge in North America. The main span is 1200 feet long, and far enough above the surface of the Columbia to allow very large ships, such as USS Helena (CA-75) to pass underneath. This month I drove across and back, just for old times sake.See more..
4.0Glenn Jackson Bridge(7 reviews) - Fantastic wide bridge great transportation new technology Bridges
Ok what can I knock about this bridge??? nothing,,, its first class all the way!!! The only knock is on the city maintenance departments for not keeping it clean enough!!!! Seems to accumulate a lot of garbage of trucks and such that they just do not clean up often enough!!, otherwise they is just the greatest bridge!!, it's wide hi and has all kinds of room for traffic and pedestrians alike!!! This bridge is not pedestrian friendly for views as the centre median is the pedestrian crossways and the views are a long ways away! Unlike the Glenn Jackson bridge where you can see directly beneath you! However it's a fantastic traveling bridge!!!! Lots of lanes wide lanes and very smooth! No her key jerky type jumps from your vehicle!!! IF YOU NOT DRIVING then it has wonderful views if the river and both banks of the river! So very pretty!! I would like to have a house right on top if it!!! So I could enjoy more of the fantastic views it offers!!!See more..
It was a bit harrowing to cross, as I was driving towards Mount St. Helens. The elevation and curvature of this narrow bridge was a bit unnerving. The scenery on the approach was beautiful, but I reminded myself to look at the road, not the scenery. My heart rate went back down after crossing. Interestingly, the return trip was not as intimidating. In fact, I noticed an overlook, where I took great shots of the bridge, appreciating the incredible architecture. If you make it to this area, take the time to look at the bridge from the elevated scenic overlook. It will be a worthwhile stop.See more..
5.0Sa Teekh Wa Bridge(4 reviews) - Leisurely stroll - so near to downtown Spent < 1 hour Bridges
Sa Teekh Wa Bridge is located on the Chewuch River near its confluence with the Methow River in the western frontier town of Winthrop, WA. The bridge is the gateway to Winthrop North Village , a new residential development founded with a strong conservation and environment ethic. The original vision for the North Village development was that of John and Michelle Larsen, local entrepreneurs who lauSee more..
4.0Hood Canal Floating Bridge(2 reviews) - Stunning Bridge and Backdrop Bridges My wife and I crossed the Hood Canal Floating Bridge on our recent trip from Seattle to Olympic National Park. The bridge itself is an impressive structure that floats on fixed pontoons rather than traditional supports due to the extreme depth of the water. This was particularly interesting as an engineer. The backdrop to of the Olympic Mountains as well as the deep blue water of Hood Canal provided a stunning view. I highly recommend driving across this bridge when in the area.See more..
5.0Spring Creek Bridge(1 review) - Love the Design Spent < 1 hour Bridges As an active recreation area, the Spring Creek Bridge provides a safe route for pedestrians and cyclists from the south end of downtown to the center of town. The 380-foot-long bike and pedestrian bridge marks the beginning of the Susie Stephens Trail, and is a defining feature of the downtown area. The bridge design incorporates features that make it consistent with the town’s western theme.See more..