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The Vance Creek Bridge, Washington

Taken on Nikon. 

Sunrise on the frosted Vance Creek Bridge in the Olympic National Forest. At 348 feet high it is the second largest arch train-bridge ever constructed in the United States. Its neighbor the High Steel Bridge is the tallest at 427 feet and is now a one-lane vehicle bridge.

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The Vance Creek Bridge, Washington

Taken on VSCO for Android.

The second highest railway arch bridge ever built in the United States, the Vance Creek arch bridge soars 348 feet above a thick forest valley in Washington State’s Olympic peninsula. Originally constructed in 1929 by the Simpson Logging Company, the bridge was eventually abandoned and has neither tracks nor a roadway on top of it. Located several miles north on the same rail line and still in use as a road bridge since 1950 is the High Steel bridge over the South Fork of the Skokomish river and the highest arch bridge ever built for a U.S. rail line at 427 feet. Both bridges were built by the American Bridge Company.