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I'm always impressed by the bridges that have been built. Here are a couple from trails in Western Washington. Let's see bridges where you ride. Tribute to all the bridge builders out there!

Near the top of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River trail.

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Farther down the same trail

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This old bridge is on the Palisades trail near Mt. Rainier

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The first time I rode Skyline in Napa I got to the intersection of the loop at the end of the Skyline trail. I stopped to look at where I was on the map and saw a rider descend the hill across the creek and speed onto the bridge. Instantly his tires slipped out on the wet boards and he went down like a sack of potatoes. Like all of us, he was not interested in checking out the damage and rode off quickly down the hill leaking a little red fluid from some serious road rash.

When I came down the hill off the loop, I walked the bridge.
 

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Vulture's Knob has, easily, the coolest bridges.

The Cradle (aka Sling Bridge)
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Can you say "positive G's"?

12 Ton Bridge
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Arch Bridge
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Can you say "negative G's"?

Suspension Bridge
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Slightly uphill...and slippery when wet, too.

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Um, yeah... you loop and descend through where the photog is standing.

Most offer bypasses.
There are other, bigger, nicer, longer bridges around here, but these have character! They really enhance the experience.

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Vulture's Knob has, easily, the coolest bridges.

The Cradle (aka Sling Bridge)
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Can you say "positive G's"?

12 Ton Bridge
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Arch Bridge
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Can you say "negative G's"?

Suspension Bridge
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Slightly uphill...and slippery when wet, too.

Over-Under
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Um, yeah... you loop and descend through where the photog is standing.

Most offer bypasses.
There are other, bigger, nicer, longer bridges around here, but these have character! They really enhance the experience.

-F
Nice to see some love for that place! I rode there last year with my cousin from Ohio. My family has a place on the lake about 90 minutes north. I'll definitely be going back to the Vulture's whenever I'm there!
 

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Chicken wire tread on that Arch Bridge looks like a cost-effective solution to the wet-mossy-plank problem that I too have seen take riders down hard. Does the wire hold up over the years? The only thing worse than mossy planks would be mossy planks covered with rusty torn-up chicken wire...
 

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The first time I rode Skyline in Napa I got to the intersection of the loop at the end of the Skyline trail. I stopped to look at where I was on the map and saw a rider descend the hill across the creek and speed onto the bridge. Instantly his tires slipped out on the wet boards and he went down like a sack of potatoes. Like all of us, he was not interested in checking out the damage and rode off quickly down the hill leaking a little red fluid from some serious road rash.

When I came down the hill off the loop, I walked the bridge.
Speaking of, here's the entrance boardwalk at Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park near my home. I always ride this like I'm riding on ice.

 

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One of the many bridges along the lower section of the McKenzie River Trail.
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Crossing over the North Fork Tumalo Creek.
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Big $$$,$$$ bridge on Centennial Cone Park crossing Elk Creek. I've always wondered how they got those steel beams out into the middle of the park and got them set up - helicopters maybe?
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