In the late 19th and early 20th centuries when logging was king on the Olympic Peninsula, the area was laced with spur railroads that brought logs out of the local forests. Some of the historic railways became current roadbeds but functioning railroads no longer exist here. Railroad Bridge, across the Dungeness River, is one vestage, a bridge that was restored over 20 years ago by volunteers. It is now a park and part of the Olympic Discovery Trail. Adjacent to our local Audubon Center, its caretakers are the River Center Foundation and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.
The Railroad Bridge is a wonderful place to walk. The river teems with life and it’s a good place to see birds. Volunteers completed a ramp up to the bridge, making it accessible to wheelchairs, strollers, and bicycles. I think it’s a lovely example of an historic working bridge and the setting couldn’t be prettier.
This is what the bridge looks like from the river level. I’ll post a couple more photos of the bridge next week.
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