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High Steel Bridge offers critical practice site

The High Steel Bridge is known for its breathtaking views, but it also has a history of misfortune.

The area surrounding the 375-foot-tall bridge, including the deep canyon that plunges into the south fork of the Skokomish River, is restricted to hikers but that doesn't stop them, Mason County Fire District 6 Assistant Chief Cody Daggett told the Journal.

Daggett ran a search and rescue training at the bridge April 24 and 25 for attendees to get certified in rope rescue.

District 6 is the only organization in Washington that issues accreditation for level 1 and 2 rope rescue technicians, he sa...


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