Railroad Bridge Trestle Extension

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

The Jamestown S’Klallam tribe will use this grant to redevelop an existing historic bridge and trestle, by extending it an additional 100’ so that it fully spans the channel migration zone of the Dungeness River in Clallam County. This project will allow the Tribe to preserve the bridge and trail, by eliminating future erosion and undermining of the bank. The historic bridge is located within the existing 28 acre Railroad Bridge Park and is a centerpiece of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The existing park connects to 3,000′ of paved trail, the Dungeness River Audubon center and provides interpretive facilities including natural history exhibits, and serves as a meeting place for community watershed meetings and educational events. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project will be for the use of the bridge and connecting trail system by non-motorized trail recreationist.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Category: Trails WWRP Grant: 52000 Applicant Match: 52000 Project Type: Development County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Merged RCO Project # 10-1364

Location Details

From Hwy 101 take River Rd. exit and turn North. Follow River Rd to the rotary and turn right onto Washington St. At the first traffic light (~100 yds) turn left onto Priest Rd. Follow Priest Rd. approximately 0.5 mi to a stop sign and turn left on Hendrickson Rd. Follow Hendrickson Rd. about 0.75 mile to Railroad Bridge Park. The Bridge and trestle are immediately to the east across the Dungeness River.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.