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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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Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This bridge has artwork, plenty of sidewalk space, and you can even check out the salmon runs at the appropriate time of year.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Well I'd be remiss if I didn't remember one of life's true pleasure in Olympia--our abundant fish, waterfowl & water dependent creatures in the Puget Sound's diverse habitats. In Olympia on the 5th street bridge, ask around during salmon runs for an awesome display that lasts... well for days at a time!!!

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Seattle, Washington
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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