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Longview, Washington: Nutty Narrows - Squirrel Bridges Team Field Report

1815 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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Nutty Narrows - Squirrel Bridge.

Nutty Narrows - Squirrel Bridges

One town's engineered solution to traffic fatalities among the local squirrel population. Seven squirrel bridges now cross the town's streets. Report...

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Nutty Narrows Bridge #7.

Nutty Narrows - Squirrel Bridges

The third bridge that was on Nichols is no longer there. Trees have overgrown it, but the first and second bridges are still there.

[VLong, 06/05/2021]

Longview's first "squirrel bridge" was erected across one of its busier streets in 1963. Others have been added since then.

Bridge no. 3.

Third Squirrel Bridge

A third squirrel bridge was built in Longview in early 2013. The bridge is on Nichols Blvd directly across from R.A. Long High School. I needed a bridge just to take photographs from the center of the street, so I know that the squirrels must need one, holy cow! Retired attorney John Dick of Longview designed the bridge but passed away before he could see it installed. The bridge is dedicated to John Dick.

[Charlotte Briones, 07/13/2013]

Bridge no. 2.

Second Squirrel Bridge

A second squirrel bridge was built in Longview in 2011 in honor of murder victim Bruce Kamp. The bridge is on the 1300 block of Kessler Blvd, almost parallel to a third bridge on the other side of Lake Sacajawea Park, and across from R.A. Long High School.

[Charlotte Briones, 07/13/2013]
Nutty Narrows Bridge - 2nd Squirrel Crossing

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Front Yard Chainsaw BigfootFront Yard Chainsaw Bigfoot, Longview, WA - 3 mi.
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic MonumentMount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Silver Lake, WA - 12 mi.
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