The High Steel Bridge in Shelton, Washington was built 94 years ago in 1929 as a railroad bridge and at 375 feet it holds the record as the tallest railroad bridge ever constructed. As time passed, the expense of using railways became too high and shipping goods across the country slowly transitioned to trucks and roadways. So, the bridge was converted for vehicle use in the 1950s.
Present day, the bridge still stands sturdy as ever and is safe for vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and as you’ll see below, even bungee jumping.
The High Steel Bridge is listed as the most popular bungee jumps in Washington.
So, how does one take the plunge using a bungee? Well, it’s strongly recommended you use a professional bungee company, and it just so happens there is such a company that will accommodate you. Bungee Expeditions out of Idaho can get you set up. Most jumps and locations are planned out at least 1-2 months in advance and the price range is around $250.
You don’t have to bungee jump to enjoy the High Steel Bridge
For those who are a little less adventurous, visiting the bridge is worth the drive. Maybe not as the main attraction for a long trip but definitely part of day-long a scenic drive that includes other stops. The views from the bridge will make you dizzy and take your breath away. Check out the video of a brave bungee jumper below (language warning).
5 Weirdly Named and Strangely Famous Small Towns in Washington
Most towns and cities in Washington are named after Native American tribes. Others are named after families or local monuments. Here are five small Washington towns with strange or interesting names and the history behind them. These include the birthplace of United Airlines, murder, mystery, and just plain fun.
This Hike in the Columbia River Gorge is a Must Experience
The Labyrinth to Coyote Wall Loop. It runs 6.7 miles with an elevation gain of 1,489 feet. It features a waterfall, lava tube, rock formations, and incredible views. It’s heavily trafficked with hikers and mountain bikers on weekends and dogs are welcome on a leash. Beware, you’ll need good hiking shoes as a good portion of the trail is very rocky. It’s open all year round, but the experts recommend day use from March to November.