SR 410 Dozer digs under log bridge

This log bridge marks an entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. After the snow melts, this bridge carries the Pacific Crest Trail over SR 410 at Chinook Pass.

  • JK> 7y

    Alright breaking through....
  • David Narvaez 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called U.S. Highways & Scenic Byways, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    I tried to enter the park from SR 123 off of SR 12 on 5/15/08 but it was closed and there was no snow.
  • Dave Ward 7y

    Yeah, the entrance to a pass can be totally clear while the pass itself is still buried under feet of snow. That's how it was with SR 20 only a few weeks ago: you could drive east past Newhalem and Diablo and all the way to Ross Lake Trailhead where a gate blocked any further passage. And the roads looked clear at the gate and beyond, but the passes themselves were buried under snow and massive slides.

    The view from the gate doesn't always tell you how the pass itself is doing -- not for SR 20 or any other pass.
  • 72feetabovesealevel 7y

    Ack, snow!

    Beautiful capture lovely composition congrats
  • Luis Eduardo ® 7y

    I envy your picture =D
  • ~Jany~ 7y

    Wow....where is this again?
  • Washington State Dept of Transportation 7y

    This is Washington's Chinook Pass on State Route 410 at the eastern edge of Mount Rainier National Park. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail use that log bridge to cross over the highway, after the snow melts.

    In August it looks like this
    Chinook Pass by skron
  • Evan 7y

    thats a lot of snow, wow-- why are they clearing it? i mean is it that thick beyond? seems like it needs some melting...
  • D-K-D 7y

    Wow, you've found a Magical World!
    Please add this beautiful photo to
    Magical Worlds!
  • Washington State Dept of Transportation 7y

    It is a lot of snow and hopefully it will be melting slowly for the next couple of months. We clear the highway so travelers can use the Chinook Pass Scenic Byway as a route through the Cascade Mountains. It's not the fastest way through the mountains, but it's a wonderful drive and it's an important road for tourism and access to recreation.
  • Surya 7y

    awesome work by WSDOT... so much of effort goes into opening the passes for tourists every summer.. great pics..
  • missyleone 7y

    I love WSDOT. Love. You guys are, like, the best DOT I've ever seen. And I've lived all over the place.

    Neat photo!
  • Hyak Ski and Snowboard 6y

    This area makes for some fun summer snowboarding, usually good from Memorial Day weekend to early August. Best thing is it is only 40 minutes from my house!!
  • cmastracci 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Heavy Iron, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • zamboni-man 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Snow Plows, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • PublicServiceEquipmentFan 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called World Of Snowplows, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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Taken on May 13, 2008
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