Nutty Narrows Squirrel Bridge
Olympia Way @ RA Long Park
Concerned for the squirrels getting killed by passing cars as they crossed Olympia Way, Amos Peters enlisted local business men and got the city's approval to construct a squirrel bridge across the busy road. The resulting Nutty Narrows Bridge proved to be a success with the squirrels and was popular with the locals, so much so that they have kept it in good repair and relocated it as necessary since it was built in 1963.
Mr. Peters passed away in 1984. In recognition for his compassion to the squirrels and contributions to the community, a 10-foot wooden squirrel sculpture was installed near the bridge in his memory.
Nutty Narrows Squirrel Bridge (P11A0311)
Memorial to Amos J. Peters (P11A0314)
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Oregon Territory Monticello Convention Marker, Longview, Washington
- World's Largest Egg, Winlock, Washington
- Johnston Ridge Observatory, Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington