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24-APR-2017 Dick Keely

Deception Pass Bridge

Whidbey Island, Washington, USA

Deception Pass Bridge is the common name for two, two-lane bridges on Washington State Route 20 connecting Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island in the U.S. state of Washington. It was a Washington State Highways project, and included project elements built by young workers from the Civilian Conservation Corps. Completion of the bridge was a factor in the decision to build Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and helped Oak Harbor flourish. The bridge is a commonly photographed landmark of the Puget Sound region.
One of the scenic wonders of the Pacific Northwest, the bridge is actually two spans, one over Canoe Pass to the north, and another over Deception Pass to the south. Pass Island lies between the two bridges. Construction began in August 1934, and the completed bridge was dedicated at noon on July 31, 1935.
The Wallace Bridge and Structural Co. of Seattle, Washington provided 460 tons of steel for the 511-foot Canoe Pass arch and 1130 tons for the 976-foot Deception Pass span.
The cost of the New Deal-era construction was $482,000, made possible through the Public Works Administration and county funds.
In 1982, the bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
It cost more to paint the spans in 1983 than to build them in 1935. They were painted again in 1997.
Reference: Wikipedia

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globalgadabout19-Aug-2018 01:02
have passed over here several times, yet only considered the deck top scene...well done to clamber down for this more dynamic view..
Clarence King18-May-2017 20:39
Fascinating maze of iron work well captured. v
laine17-May-2017 22:58
Isn't that a beauty...modern builds cannot compare. V
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