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.