Longview, Washington: Nutty Narrows - Squirrel Bridge
- Olympia Way, Longview, WA
- I-5 to the Hwy 432 (Tennant Way) exit, head west. At Hwy 433 (15th Ave.), turn north. At Olympia Way, make a left to Longview's downtown traffic circle. Drive around the circle and continue a block further west on Olympia Way. Look up.
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One town's engineered solution to traffic fatalities among the local squirrel population. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Nutty Narrows - Squirrel Bridge
There is now a 2nd squirrel bridge in Longview, located on Kessler Blvd. A 3rd bridge design has been approved and the model will be revealed during the 2012 Squirrel Festival on August 25th.[Jeni Quiriconi, 02/23/2012]
The Nutty Narrows Bridge was moved once again in 2010, back to very near its original location on Olympia Way. The reinstallation and rededication of the landmark bridge was done amid much fanfare, including high school cheerleaders chanting squirrel chants, white doves, a blessing by an Episcopal priest and a speech by the mayor.
Now the Longview Sandbaggers are planning the Longview Squirrel Fest on August 6, 2011. It will include a Criterium Bicycle Race, street dance, unveiling of the World's First Covered Squirrel Bridge, parade, One Mile backwards Fun Run, Beer and Wine tasting, Cowlitz BlackBears College Summer League Baseball game, and Terry Taylor Neighborhood 180 home Garage Sale![Patrick Kubin, President Longview Sandbaggers, 05/17/2011]
Longview's long-lived squirrel overpass is on the move again. The 60-foot-long span originally crossed Olympia Way, then it was moved to a spot on Civic Circle when it outlasted its anchoring trees. Now it's being moved back to span Olympia, about a bock northwest of its original spot, reportedly because too many drivers on the Circle have been watching the scurrying squirrels instead of the merging traffic.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 11/06/2010]
On the large lawn expanse beside the town library, there is a large wooden squirrel. Definitely too large to cross the street on the Nutty Narrows Bridge nearby, but then, this squirrel could hit a Buick and only the latter would be hurt.[Trav, 12/24/2001]