Nov 11, 2012

Picture of the Day: Bridge to the Unknown

 

BRIDGE TO THE UNKNOWN

 

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In this great capture by Reddit user StrapOnPhildo, we see the photographer’s friend venturing across an abandoned logging bridge just as it begins to snow.

According to highestbridges.com, this is the Vance Creek Bridge near Shelton, Washington, USA. It is purportedly the second highest railway arch bridge ever built in the United States, soaring 347 feet (106 meters) above a thick forest valley in Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula.

Originally constructed in 1929 by the Simpson Logging Company, the bridge was eventually abandoned. It was built by the American Bridge Company [Source]. What really enhances the moodiness of this shot is that the bridge has no railings.

 

 

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