The pedestrian bridge that stretches over the Wenatchee River, connecting the Horan Natural Area to Wenatchee Confluence State Park is an important part of the Apple Capital Loop Trail. Without it, the trail would not be able to cross the river and even be a completed loop.
The bridge opened in 1994 and has been popular with kids and adults alike. Whether you are going there to watch your child drop a stick off the bridge on the upriver side and watch it float from under the bridge on the downriver side or are going using it as part of the trail itself, it doesn’t matter. Looking upstream from the bridge will give you a great view of the railroad bridge where trains will at times cross the river. You can also see anglers fishing from boats out on the water or from along the bank at this stretch of water too. When you turn around and look downstream you can see a small and rocky island that extends up under the bridge, and beyond that you can see the river mouth widen as it empties into the Columbia. You can also see the state park on your left and the Horan Natural Area on your right.
Most pedestrian bridges serve simply as a way to move past an obstacle. This pedestrian bridge can really be enjoyed if you take the time to stop on it and really look around.