Lake Pend Oreille: The Long Bridge at Sandpoint

Lake Pend Oreille: The Long Bridge at Sandpoint


Reflecting the colors of a blue sky on the water, the pillars beneath the long bridge appear mysterious as an angler guides his boat beneath Highway 95's Long Bridge at Sandpoint.

Reflecting the colors of a blue sky on the water, the pillars beneath the long bridge appear mysterious as an angler guides his boat beneath Highway 95’s Long Bridge at Sandpoint. Photo Credit Dwayne K Parsons

Where is the Long Bridge at Sandpoint?

With a history that comprises two rebuilds, the Long Bridge at Sandpoint remains one of the landmarks of Lake Pend Oreille and Bonner County. More than a mile long, The Long Bridge is the defining difference between the West end of Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille River which drains the giant reservoir eastward then northward to join the Columbia River at Columbia Falls.

The Long Bridge Swim 2013 in Sandpoint
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