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By Philippe Rodrigue, MBA | Home Owner in Tarzana, Los Angeles,...

Bridge to Nowhere, Azusa, California

 

by Philippe Rodrigue on September 29, 2010


Are you looking for a great hike? Or maybe you simply want to try bungee jumping off an 84 year old arched bridge located in the middle of nowhere? This is your spot!

 The Bridge to Nowhere — built in 1936 and located north of Azusa, California in the San Gabriel Mountains — was meant to connect the San Gabriel Valley with Wrightwood; but, the great flood of 1938 washed out the road that was still under construction.

The project was abandoned, which left a cool bridge in the middle of the Sheep Mountain Wilderness. Basically, the only way to get to the bridge is via a nine-mile round trip hike or on horseback.

 Let me tell you: it’s well worth the hike.



I did the hike few days ago, and it was a great workout — make sure you bring lots of water. I would say the most challenging thing when you hike to the bridge was probably crossing the river without getting wet! There is a trail by the river that takes you to the bridge but you need to cross the river at least five times.

Now, we hiked in September and we barely made it without getting wet. If you planning on doing the hike in spring, make sure to bring few extra pairs of socks.

Once you make it to the bridge, you will be amazed. A beautiful arched bridge standing out there all by itself. The bridge is privately owned and famous in Southern California for its bungee jumping. The private company who runs the bungee business, Bungee America, offers six different types of bungee jumps: 

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1)   Single Jump

2)   Twin Jump Package

3)   Supreme 3 Jump Package

4)   Quadruple 4 Jump Package

5)   Extreme Jump Package

6)   Night Jumps Package

They also offer group discounts so drag your friends along for the experience.

Check out the video below, and feel free to share your thoughts!


 

Comments

By Felecia Wesley,  Thu Jan 13 2011, 18:21
How did you find this place?
By Gs4me,  Wed Jan 11 2012, 23:19
I live in Rosedale in Azusa. I will have to check this out.

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