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5th Avenue Bridge

5th Avenue SW / Deschutes Pkwy SW, Olympia, WA 98501
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Ranked #23 of 28 Attractions in Olympia
Type: Bridges
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Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The dam is very harmful to Olympia and Budd Inlet. The sidewalk in front of the dam is narrow and dangerous. This dam needs to be removed and Deschutes Estuary restored.

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Olympia, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a great place to see the salmon run (there are hundreds of large salmon!) and the associated seals diving for salmon, blue heron and other critters. It is a great view of the area.

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Olympia, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
35 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Having reviewed the design and construction of this bridge, I am a bit partial to it as a structure. The design does incorporate some nice pedestrian features, including widened sidewalks, night lighting that complements the bridge and the river, and some nice architectural features. However, it is a several block walk to get to it from any direction, and Western... More

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Washington
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171 reviews 171 reviews
53 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I drive this bridge regularly and really haven't noticed anything of interest. It's a nice bridge in that it gets me from downtown to the west side.

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Olympia, Washington, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Informative and a great place to watch the boats and ships.

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Olympia, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

A little background for people visiting. The bridge is the main way to get to the Westside and has been replaced several times over the years. The last time was when the 2000 earthquake sank it like the Titanic. No one was hurt and we got a new bridge out of the deal. It has a nice place to look... More

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Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

The city has volunteers, during migration season, who can answer questions and help you identify what you are seeing. They are very helpful and it is a fun stop, even for a few minutes.

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Tumwater, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

In the fall, you can see the salmon traveling upstream. Front row seats.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

A must visit during the annual Salmon run in the fall. Views of salmon and sea lions against the majestic background of Budd inlet, the Olympic Mountains, and the state capital.

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Olympia Wa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Just stand on the bridge and watch the fish. You need to catch it just when there is a run on so watch local press.Usually end Oct- Nov.

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