Police have arrested a man they say set fire to a staircase and structure where the Snoqualmie Valley Trail crosses the Snoqualmie River near SE Reinig Rd.
The fire started shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday, and fire crews were able to put it out within about ten minutes, Living Snoqualmie reports (also includes photos). The bridge is owned by King County, which reports that it will be closed until further notice:
King County Parks has closed the Snoqualmie Valley Trail bridge near Reinig Rd in Snoqualmie due to damage from a fire … May 27. We’re still investigating the situation, please stay tuned for updates.
In the meantime, Biking Bis has this advice for getting around the closure:
Bicyclists can avoid the bridge by using a path through the Three Forks Off-Leash Dog Park or exiting the trail at the Mount Si Golf Course.
The county recently finished replacing a different bridge on the trail south of Tuesday’s fire. The damaged bridge is very cool, so here’s hoping there is no serious damage to the core structure.