new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white

"Bridge Of The Gods."

“Bridge of the Gods” is the third oldest bridge on the Columbia River, spanning the states of Oregon and Washington and is part of the Pacific Crest Trail.

The name "Bridge of the Gods" originates from a Native American legend. As the tale goes, two competing brothers were separated by the Columbia River. They were reconnected when the Great Spirit built the Bridge of the Gods across the river. When the two tribes began to fight, the Great Spirit destroyed the bridge. The rapids were created from the remnants of the collapsed bridge. The legend explains an actual landslide and the resulting Cascade rapids.

 

Best viewed large

3,132 views
22 faves
33 comments
Taken on September 2, 2006