The Vance Creek Bridge is located on private property, is the second tallest railway trestle bridge in America and has been off limits since it was abandoned by the Simpson logging company in the 1950's. I first saw photos of this place about 5 years ago and instantly put it in my "must visit destinations" list.
Finally the time came, I had a business trip come up that was sending me to Tacoma, Washington. As soon as I found this out, I instantly looked up the destination of the bridge and saw it was located about an hour away from me in Shelton, Washington. My plan to visit this magical place was underway.
I told work I would be extending my trip, then began my planning, I found varying directions so I reached out to a young photographer by the name of Peter. I found him on Instagram via his hashtags and wrote him on FB. He soon replied to me and was incredibly helpful. He confirmed I had the right gps location and gave me tips on how to find the hidden path along with advice on when to go and avoid being ticketed by the local police for trespassing.
Part of the attraction to the Vance Creek Bridge is the element of danger, the openness and the rush one gets from standing 347 feet above the forest-lined Vance Creek. Its not a place for the faint of heart, but if you can make it here, stomach the heights, I promise you will not be disappointed. I'll be sharing many more pictures to come as I was lucky enough to have this place entirely to myself for close to 3 hours.
p.s. Be careful and if you do visit, leave no trace. This place is so breath takingly beautiful, but you can tell some people who have made the trip do not care, as they have graffitied and left some trash behind. It's a shame some people can't go places and not be an asshole.