As you cross this bridge, you will notice that the Copper River below you is quite dirty. Millions of tons of rock dust are scoured off of distant mountains by glaciers and carried downriver each year. These silty waters are the perfect camoflague for samon swimming up the river to spawn.
Copper River "Reds" (sockeye salmon) are world renowned. This is a favorite fishing spot for Alaskan residents because they can easily catch salmon with dipnets and fishwheels.