Beside Route 273, on our way from Nukabira Onsen Area to Mikuni Pass which is the highest pass in Hokkaido, there is a small parking area for the tourists to visit the lookout for seeing Taushubetsu Bridge.
After walking through the forest for five minutes, this old railway bridge can be seen from the lookout.
This bridge was built in 1937 for the railway Shihoro Line that connected Nukabira Area and Tokachi Mitumata.
- To build Nukabira Dam and to make the lake for electric power generation, the route of railway from Shimizudani～Nukabira～Horoka was changed and the railway on the bridge was disused.
The railway was taken away and the path in the forest was left.
I have to visit Esashi Town to take JR Esashi Line that will be disused next year.
Would you try ?