Highway 112 already had a big wide span over the Elwha about a half mile south, and Highway 101 had another older but perfectly serviceable 2-lane bridge across the Elwha another couple miles south of that. This old wooden thing was sort of a neighborhood bridge. A lot of locals probably didn't even know it was there. Those who did mostly thought it was rather charming.
|(They don't make 'em like this anymore.)|
Olympic Trails Coalition had anything to do with it, but the bridge with which they replaced the old one-lane wooden span is pretty impressive.
Those two yellow posts mean you're not supposed to drive your 18-wheeler on this part of the bridge, that stuff goes on upstairs. You could, however, squeeze your Big Dummy through there, if you're careful.