Trail of the Cedars Suspension Bridge
Built in 1969 by Seattle City Ligh, the bridge connects Newhalem Town Center to the National Park Visitor Center by the Trail Of the Cedars trail.
In October 2000, the north side timber tower collapsed with the bridge carrying 30 or more pedestrians. Despite the bridge deck dropping more than 10 feet there were miraculously no injuries or fatalities, and the remaining tower together with the stiffened truss prevented total collapse of the bridge into the river.
Sahale LLC came and stabilized the structure in the month after the partial collapse, then later in 2001 repaired the buckled deck, and replaced the timber towers with steel towers.
- Wire suspension bridge over Skagit River on pedestrian pathway
- Newhalem, Whatcom County, Washington
- Open to pedestrians only
- Built 1969
- - Seattle City Light
- Wire/cable suspension
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Deck width: 6.0 ft.
- Also called
- The Gorge Inn Suspension Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +48.67209, -121.24633 (decimal degrees)
48°40'20" N, 121°14'47" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/629105/5392487 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 63919 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 1, 2014: Added by Patrick S. O'Donnell
- Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net