by Bill Gobie
The Tolt Hill Rd Bridge over the Snoqualmie River is closed indefinitely. This bridge is southwest of Carnation. Many of our permanent routes cross it en route to Snoqualmie River Rd. The King County website for the bridge closure is here.
Fortunately for bicyclists, it is easy to detour across the nearby suspension footbridge in Tolt-McDonald Park. Please walk your bike across the bridge — besides being narrow, the bridge sways and bobs as people move on it.
To reach the footbridge when riding south in Carnation, turn left on NE 40th St.
When riding north on W Snoqualmie River Rd, continue straight across Tolt Hill Rd. Go around the gate to enter the park.
Eastbound on Tolt Hill Rd, turn left opposite W River Rd. Go around the gate to enter the park.