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Indian Timothy Memorial Bridge

The bridge stands parallel to Highway 12 and is an arched concrete span over Alpowa Creek, built in 1923, that commemorates Chief Timothy, who led Colonel E. J. Steptoe to safety by guiding him safely across the river at night after defeat near Rosalia in 1858. The newer bridge is one of five concrete tied arches in the state. The first bridge erected at this site was in 1892. Basaltic cliffs and promontories tower above the narrow, arid valley. In early days this creek was a trout fisherman’s paradise.