Beverly Bridge Dedication

Beverly Bridge aerial view

Please join us for the dedication of the Beverly Bridge!


Washington State Parks has refurbished the former Milwaukee Road bridge spanning the Columbia River at the town of Beverly.  

The repurposed bridge connects the west side of the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail with eastern Washington. The Palouse to Cascades Trail is located within a rail corridor that stretches more than 285 miles across Washington, from Cedar Falls to the Idaho border. State Parks currently manages approximately 250 miles of trail within this corridor.    

Join representatives from local communities, trail enthusiasts, state parks and other elected officials at the grand opening ceremony of the Beverly Bridge at the Huntzinger Trail head in Beverly, at 1 p.m. on April 8. Further details provided below 

Watch the dedication ceremony on TVW!

Click THIS LINK to watch the broadcast of the dedication ceremony on TVW

Event Details

Directions and parking
The event will be held at the west edge of the Beverly Bridge in Kittitas County, west side of the Columbia River near the Huntzinger Road Trailhead.  

From I-90:

  • From I-90 take exit 136 at Vantage.  
  • At the end of the exit ramp, go right onto Huntzinger Road heading south.  
  • Proceed 7 miles to the intersection with the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail.  
  • After the intersection, proceed approximately 250 feet and the trailhead will be on your left. 
  • Look for State Park's staff to direct and guide you.  
  • Shuttle service will be available for those not able to make the 15-minute walk. Please contact a staff member for special directions if you have mobility challenges.   

From the east side of the Columbia River at Nunnally Lake Trailhead:
This option may be ideal for those wanting to bicycle in from the east. Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass required. 

  • From I-90 take exit 137.  
  • At the end of the ramp, head south on Rt 26 for approximately 1 mile, then take a right onto Rt 243.  
  • Follow Route 243 for approximately 7 miles.  
  • At the intersection with Rd 17 SW (also called Lower Crab Creek Road), take a left heading east for approximately 2 miles.  
  • The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Nunnally Lake trailhead will be on your left. The Beverly Bridge is approximately 2 miles west of the trailhead.

Horse riders with trailers, please contact Wanapum State Park for special instructions and leave a message at (509) 968- 5298

Google Maps directions to Beverly Bridge are also included on this page.

Camping
FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED overnight camping is available at Wanapum Recreation Area. Reservations are NOT available. Please visit the linked Wanapum page for information. 

Weather
The ceremony will be held regardless of weather. Please anticipate a variety of weather conditions including wind, rain and cold, and dress accordingly.

Ceremony
Speaker addresses begin at 1 p.m. and will last about 40 minutes. A procession east over the bridge for a photo opportunity with speakers and dignitaries will follow. Bottled water and light snacks will be served.

The Palouse to Cascades trail bridges many communities as travelers head east. These communities will be represented at seven viewing platforms along the bridge. There will be also will be tables at the stage available for groups with lineal trail interests.  

Facilities
Portable sanitation and hand washing stations will be on hand at the trailhead and dedication stations.

Other things to remember  

  • Pets must be on a leash.
  • Drone photography will not be permitted. 
  • Please stay on the trail.
  • No river access is allowed from the trail.

We look forward to seeing you!