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This is a list of the only bridge from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Thunder Creek. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
Thunder Creek
Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Washington, USA (Thunder Creek - Diablo Lake vicinity, North Cascades National Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1283
O'Donnell ID:182
Coordinates:N 48.67825 W 121.07848
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Status:Destroyed, October 2003
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:~130f
  • Damaged by fallen tree, summer 2003. Soon repaired. Destroyed during storm, October 2003. According to a June 2004 National Park Service web page advising as to storm damage in North Cascade National Park: "The suspension bridge over Thunder Creek one-mile from the trailhead in Colonial Creek Campground was destroyed. This large bridge was in a location which flooded at the beginning of many summer seasons. Planning for a better location, environmental assessment of alternatives, and application for funding will take place this year with construction happening in 2005. The log jam at the former bridge site is closed to crossing because of safety considerations." The bridge was indeed replaced with a non-suspension bridge at a different location.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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