The bridge to Big Island was perfect for those who wanted to avoid going around that island to get to the Big Bass Lake store. I personally know that rowing our boat under that bridge was a massive time saving in contrast to having to row completely around Big Island to get to the store.

Now, however, there is no Big Bass Lake store to go to as it has been closed down for several years. For boats needing gasoline that has also made getting that fuel more difficult as there was always a pump just below the store.

One might call that bridge now a bridge to nowhere. I would say that the majority of boats that use that shortcut were heading to the Big Bass Lake store. I wonder if it still has high usage today?