Friday, October 6, 2006

The Bridge To Nowhere

Another local nature craze and hiking tip -- via Blogging L.A.:
"Completed in 1936 as part of a plan to build a scenic highway along the east fork of the San Gabriel River connecting the San Gabriel Valley to Wrightwood, this concrete spanner is pretty much all that was left in 1938 after unprecedented storms that winter resulted in obliterating floods that washed out the five-miles of roadwork that had been laid below it, as well as any plans to rebuild. Since then accessible pretty much only by hike, horseback or helicopter, this isolated artifact of a lost highway has come to be known as the "Bridge To Nowhere," and is a popular destination whose remarkable condition belies its 70th birthday this year." [more]
photo Blogging L.A.

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