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Address: 5th Avenue SW / Deschutes Pkwy SW, Olympia, WA 98501
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You can see beautiful mountains, the state capitol, and the water from the bridge. When in season, you can also view the Salmon run from the bridge, worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You can see beautiful mountains, the state capitol, and the water from the bridge. When in season, you can also view the Salmon run from the bridge, worth a visit.

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Olympia, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Located in down town Olympia, the bridges are a great place to watch the salmon swimming upstream to the Deschutes River. During the run (September and October) there are often people there to help you spot the salmon and to tell you all about the run. The bridges are close to Heritage Park, restaurants and down town shops.

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Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
49 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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249 reviews 249 reviews
84 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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