June 13, 2009

Bridge to Nowhere

It was built in 1936: a road up the San Gabriel River, including a magnificent bridge crossing a deep, narrow part of the canyon.

The following year, floodwaters washed the road away.

But the bridge remains, accessible only by a four mile hike. The bridge is not completely useless; it is now one of the few spots in southern California (maybe the only? I don't know) where you can bungee jump. As you hike up the canyon, be sure to keep an eye out for wild sheep.

Today, a cool, drizzly day in southern California, David and I hiked to the bridge to nowhere. More pictures are in my photo album.

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