If you happen to be spending a day, or two, in Sequim, Washington state, then you might want to take a stroll over the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park. That is just what Hubby and I did while on vacation. The Milwaukee Road built and operated a rail line from 1915 to 1980, transporting passengers and timber from Port Townsend to Port Angeles. The line was abandoned in 1985.
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The surrounding property was purchased by the Washington State Audubon Society, which then created the Dungeness River Center and park. The bike path through the park and over the bridge is connected to the Olympic Discovery Trail, and spans 135 miles.
The bridge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the last timber Howe through-truss railroad bridges still remaining in Washington.
There were salmon spawning in the river when we walked across the bridge.
The first time that Hubby and I camped in the Dungeness Recreation Area, our children were small. We have been back several times, including hiking Dungeness Spit out to the lighthouse and back.
Since we spent the day elsewhere, Hubby and I chose to take an evening stroll along the bluffs.
It was a beautiful ending to a beautiful day!
Stay safe. Stay healthy.
See the world around you!