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Name Deception Pass bridge

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NF.123 - Blueprint

Blueprints show side and above views of the Deception Pass Bridge, and a summary of the quantities of materials used in construction.

Image of 2010.067 - Calendar

2010.067 - Calendar

"2011 Story Calendar of the Deception Pass Bridge" Original "Deception Pass Bridge, Celebrating 75 Years, Dedicated July 31, 1935 - 75th Anniversary July 31,2010 Published As A Supplememnt To The Whidbey News-Times" 2011 calendar. Each month has a different photograph of the Deception Pass Bridge NOTE: To the he 2010 anniversary calendar, someone has added to most pages information "pasted" onto them in regards to an additional bridge proposal linking Whidbey Island, Camano Island and Stanwood.

Image of 2014.012 - Brochure

2014.012 - Brochure

Titled "The San Juan Islands and the All American City of Anacortes", this brochure describes things to do and places to eat or stay on the islands served by the Washington State ferry system (except Shaw Island). The back of the full sheet is devoted mostly to accommodations, a service directory, and real estate directory, and a schematic map of the San Juan Islands and the ferry route. The front describes things to see, places to go, and a description of Fidalgo, Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands, with photos of some of the activities and scenery.

Image of 2014.029.002 - Brochure

2014.029.002 - Brochure

Brochure for visitors. "Places to See Places to Go, Hours to Spend in Anacortes, compliments of…Anacortes Chamber of Commerce". contains "Sightseeing around Anacortes, Where to Go while Waiting for the Ferry: Short Trips in and Near Our City." Trip 1 - Causland Park; trip 2 - Cap Sante Park; trip 3 - Guemes Island; trip 4 - Sunset Beach; trip 5 - Lake Forest Drive [aka Heart Lake Road]; trip 6 - Mt. Erie; trip 7 - Rosario Beach; trip 8 - Reservation Bay [aka Bowman's Bay]; trip 9 - Deception Pass Bridge; trip 10 - Cranberry Lake; trip 11 - Similk Beach; trip 12 - Swinomish and Hope Island; fishing, Industry visits, Information, Service clubs, church directory with a small sketch map of lo

Image of 1997.019.001.084 - Newspaper

1997.019.001.084 - Newspaper

THE SEATTLE TIMES in its Sunday Rotogravure Pictorial of May 13, 1962, published a Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands loop tour for visitors attending the 1962 Seattle World Fair. On the cover of the insert is a color photo of Deception Pass Bridge taken from Fidalgo Island. Black and white photos pertaining to Fidalgo Island include a log raft entering Skagit Bay from Deception Pass, a view looking south from Mt. Erie, Causland Park, and looking south from Washington Park to Burroughs Bay.

Image of 2000.072.001 - Canoe Pass

2000.072.001 - Canoe Pass

Canoe Pass from the Fidalgo shoreline looking toward the future location of the Deception Pass Bridge. Beyond the land mass "rock" (south/right side of the photo) can be seen a small boat. Further east of the boat, the small island to the right is Ben Ure Island, the one to the left is Strawberry Island and just beyond those little islands is Fidalgo Island.

Image of D.II.097 -

D.II.097 -

The Dedication ceremony of the opening of the Deception Pass Bridge. Possible military unit marching in parade across the bridge with parade watchers lined along both sides of the bridge. Copy from the original in Mr. Stone's possession. 1935.

Image of D.V.061 - Cement mixer - making Deception Pass bridge

D.V.061 - Cement mixer - making Deception Pass bridge

A large construction cement-mixer used during the building of Deception Pass Bridge.

Image of D.V.057 -

D.V.057 -

Construction of the Deception Pass Bridge. Crane seen on the bridge. Both sides of the span nearly together--at this point the bridge does not quite meet in the center, yet.

Image of D.V.060.A,B - Building Deception Pass bridge

D.V.060.A,B - Building Deception Pass bridge

Building Deception Pass Bridge.

Image of D.V.062 -

D.V.062 -

The Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) project, building the bridge just west of Deception Pass.

Image of D.XXII.023 -

D.XXII.023 -

"Canoe and Deception Pass Bridges connecting Fidalgo and Whidby [sic] Islands. The beautiful region nearby has been made a state park and well maintained camp grounds and picnic facilities are available."

Image of fic.0013 -

fic.0013 -

"Deception Pass," #101, RPPC. Bridge was erected in 1985. Fidalgo is the island located on the right and Whidbey is located on the left.

Image of WF 2138 - Construction-Deception Pass Br

WF 2138 - Construction-Deception Pass Br

View of the construction of Deception Pass Bridge. Looking south from Fidalgo Island toward Pass Island, shows bridge being constructed. In distance, 1st pier of the bridge that was constructed is visible (on Whidbey side). In center of photo, a 235' wooden trestle is being erected between the north and south bridge approaches on Pass Island; following its completion in 3/1935, railroad track was laid. Before a bridge spanned the waters of Deception Pass, a ferry system transported travelers between Bout's Point (now called Yokeko Point) on Fidalgo Island and Hoypus Point on Whidbey Island. The idea for the Deception Pass Bridge came from Captain George Morse. As a State Representative in

Image of WF 0609 - Deception Pass bridge construction

WF 0609 - Deception Pass bridge construction

View of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) men building the northern approach for the Deception Pass Bridge, on which construction began in the summer of 1934. This image is glued to the back of WF 0608.

Image of WF 0608 - Deception Pass bridge construction

WF 0608 - Deception Pass bridge construction

View of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) men building the northern approach for the Deception Pass Bridge, on which construction began in the summer of 1934. This image is glued to the back of WF 0609.

Image of WF 0622 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0622 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

View of Deception Pass Bridge construction under the direction of Lacey V. Murrow, director of the State Highway Department, and O. L. Elwell, bridge engineer. This view, taken from Pass Island, looks north toward Fidalgo Island across the partially completed bridge over Canoe Pass. A construction shack (?) and crane are visible atop the bridge deck.

Image of WF 0624 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0624 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

View of Deception Pass Bridge construction under the direction of Lacey V. Murrow, director of the State Highway Department, and O. L. Elwell, bridge engineer. This view, taken from the beach on the north side of Whidbey Island, is west of the bridge and looks northeast up toward the half-completed span across the waters of Deception Pass, 180' below.

Image of WF 0625 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0625 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

View of Deception Pass Bridge construction under the direction of Lacey V. Murrow, director of the State Highway Department, and O. L. Elwell, bridge engineer. This view, taken from a bluff atop the north side of Whidbey Island, is east of the bridge and looks northwest toward the half-completed span across the waters of Deception Pass, 180' below, and Fidalgo Island beyond. This photo shows the south half of the span, being built from Whidbey Island, and the north half of the span, being built from Pass Island, about to touch in the middle. That span, when completed, would measure 900' long with a main span of 550'.

Image of WF 0626 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0626 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

View of Deception Pass Bridge construction under the direction of Lacey V. Murrow, director of the State Highway Department, and O. L. Elwell, bridge engineer. This view, taken from a bluff atop the north side of Whidbey Island, is east of the bridge and looks northwest toward the half-completed span across the waters of Deception Pass, 180' below, and Fidalgo Island beyond. This photo shows the south half of the span, being built from Whidbey Island, and the north half of the span, being built from Pass Island, about to touch in the middle. That span, when completed, would measure 900' long with a main span of 550'.