Outstanding Bridge Built Through an Island Is a Washington State Wonder
One Of Washington State's Engineering Wonders Is A Bridge Through A Island
One of the most fantastic engineering feats exists right here in Washington State.
Washington State's Deception Pass Bridge Opened To Traffic In July 1935
The bridge connects Whidby Island in Island County Washington with Fidalgo Island in Skagit County Washington.
Deception Pass Bridge Links Two Washington Islands For Amazing Views
The cool thing to that right in the middle of the bridge, there's another small island that holds up a portion of the bridge.
The bridge is also composed of two spans. The bridge has often been photographed as a landmark for the Puget Sound Region.
Long before the bridge came into existence, horses and buggies had to cross by ferry. Legend says that travelers had to bang on a saw with a mallet and wait to be picked up.
The bridge was constructed starting in 1932 and was completed in 1934. The cost was $482,000 and the irony is that when the bridge was repainted back in 1982, that was the total cost of the bridge. The latest painting of the bridge cost $22 million showing you the escalation of prices through the year.
I'm more fascinated by the little island that is right between the two bigger islands that hoist the bridge up.