A lovely, unseasonably warm April day sends the wife and I out on a motorcycle ride across the Kitsap Peninsula to High Steel Bridge – but first, lunch!
Catching the ferry from Seattle to Southworth, on to SW Lake Flora Road, through Belfair on Route 3 to our lunch stop – Big Bubba’s Burgers of Allyn, WA. Big Bubba’s has been a favorite in these parts since 1966. While not still under original ownership, the most recent owners have kept up the tradition of good food, quick service and cash only.
We jumped in with a cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger, small fries and a chocolate shake.
These fries and shakes are Jonathan and Whitney approved. Alright, time to get back on the bike for our ride to High Steel Bridge.
High Steel Bridge
About an hour from Big Bubba’s is High Steel Bridge, which I’ve been to before and will surely visit again. It’s a pretty popular photo spot and easily accessible via Forest Road 2340. Spanning 685 feet and towering 480 feet above the Skokomish River, High Steel was originally built in 1929 as a railroad bridge and opened up the Olympic Peninsula to increased timber activity. In 1950 wooden planks were added and in 1964 it was covered in concrete, like what you see today.
Reaching mid-span you’ll be tempted to lean over the side for the amazing view. Beware of vertigo. High Steel is the 12th highest bridge in the US.
Thanks, Mason and Kitsap counties for an exciting day of riding, eating and sightseeing. See you again soon!