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Plain’s Wood Decked Wenatchee River Bridge

The small town of Plain, Washington is a great place to visit and there are plenty of Plain attractions to see too.  There’s great scenery and awesome recreational possibilities in all directions.  There are even a couple of fun stores to visit and some very nice places to stay.  If you know where to look, there are even some cool historical features.

Years and years ago, you could head out of Plain on Chapel Drive, cross the Wenatchee River, and head towards the Lake Wenatchee area and beyond.  Today though, you can still drive down Chapel Drive, but crossing the river there isn’t possible unless you’re on foot, on a bicycle or motorcycle, or on a snowmobile.

This is a very impressive bridge with wooden planks, an aged metal structure, and some very nice views up and down the Wenatchee River.  Bring your camera too and don’t forget to stop back in town for a coffee, snack, or even a full meal.

Fun Facts About The Grand Coulee Bridge

The Grand Coulee Bridge crosses the Columbia River just downstream of Grand Coulee Dam and sees a lot of tourist traffic, as well as freight traffic headed up into the region. It’s a very important bridge, as well as a notable historic feature. Here is a look at five fun facts about the Grand Coulee Bridge.

-The Grand Coulee Bridge was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation, opening for traffic in 1935.

-Though known to most as the Grand Coulee Bridge, this steel thru cantilever bridge is also known by its official name, the Columbia River Bridge at Grand Coulee Dam.

-Highway 155 crosses the Grand Coulee Bridge today. Prior to 1964, this same roadway was known as Highway 2F south of the bridge and 10F north of the bridge.

-The Grand Coulee Bridge measures in at 1,089 feet in length from one side of the river to the other.

-1982 saw the Grand Coulee Bridge added to the National Register of Historic Places.