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It’s HI Now’s final Travel Tuesday adventure in Southern California and host Kanoe Gibson promises the thrill of a lifetime as she is off to find the Bridge to Nowhere in the middle of the San Gabriel Canyon, so she can take the plunge with Bungee America.
The strenuous 5-mile hike to the bridge starts at the East Fork trail head and has hikers on and off the beaten path, climbing, navigating through spiny yucca plants, and crossing a rocky stream multiple times. But once hikers make it to the bridge, it is well worth watching the countless thrill seekers shaking and contemplating on a tiny platform before plunging 100ft down over the stream.
About the Bridge to Nowhere
The Bridge to Nowhere was constructed in the 1930s as part of an access road from Azusa to Rightwood. Only five miles of road was constructed before the road was washed away by the Great Flood of 1938. The bridge was left standing in the middle of the San Gabriel Canyon, later becoming famously known as the Bridge to Nowhere.
About Bungee America
In the early 90s, when bungee jumping was introduced to the State of California, many companies were seeking the thrill of jumping off bridges. Bungee America was one of the companies that popularized this riveting adventure before purchasing the land on which the Bridge to Nowhere sits and commercializing bungee jumping at the site. It is the only state licensed company in the state of California that operates a bungee site and is the oldest bungee company in the United States. Regulated by the state, Bungee America is frequently inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In the 30 years and more than 150,000 jumps, Bungee America proudly proclaims an impeccable safety record with no deaths or accidents at its site.