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Image of WF 0618 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0618 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

View of Deception Pass bridge construction which began in August 1934. The work began on the Whidbey Island side of the pass, the first step being the excavation of the footing for Pier 1. This view, taken from Rosario, looks east toward the pass and shows that the piers have been completed on the Whidbey side. The work then shifted to Fidalgo Island where the "central plant" and the aggregate bunkers and warehouse were located. As this view shows, work has begun building the bridge approach on the south side of Pass Island. Work proceeded under the direction of Lacey V. Murrow, director of the State Highway Department, and O. L. Elwell, bridge engineer.

Image of WF 0619 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0619 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

View of Deception Pass bridge construction which began in August 1934. The work began on the Whidbey Island side of the pass, the first step being the excavation of the footing for Pier 1. This view, taken from Rosario, looks east toward the pass and shows that the piers have been completed on the Whidbey side. The work then shifted to Fidalgo Island where the "central plant" and the aggregate bunkers and warehouse were located. As this view shows, work has begun building the bridge approach on the south side of Pass Island. This is a good view of bridge piers on Whidbey and how extensively that area was cleared off in preparation for building the bridge. Work proceeded under the direction

Image of WF 0620 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0620 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

View of Deception Pass bridge construction which began in August 1934. The work began on the Whidbey Island side of the pass, the first step being the excavation of the footing for Pier 1. This view, taken from Fidalgo Island, looks south toward Pass Island. Note two men standing on bridge girder in center of photo. It shows the bridge piers completed on Whidbey and Pass Island, the partially constructed bridge approach on the south side of Pass Island, and the partially constructed bridge over Canoe Pass. Work proceeded under the direction of Lacey V. Murrow, director of the State Highway Department, and O. L. Elwell, bridge engineer.

Image of WF 0621 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0621 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

View of Deception Pass bridge construction which began in August 1934. The work began on the Whidbey Island side of the pass, the first step being the excavation of the footing for Pier 1. This view, taken from Fidalgo Island, looks south toward Pass Island. It shows the bridge piers completed on Whidbey and Pass Island and the partially constructed bridge approach on the south side of Pass Island Work proceeded under the direction of Lacey V. Murrow, director of the State Highway Department, and O. L. Elwell, bridge engineer.

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'.

Image of WF 0627 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0627 - 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 west of the bridge and looks northeast 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 0628 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0628 - 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 west of the bridge and offers a good look at both bridges at this time. View looks northeast 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 also shows the

Image of WF 0629 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0629 - 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 on the north side of Whidbey Island, is west of the bridge and below it looking up. View looks northeast 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 0630 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0630 - 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 on the north side of Whidbey Island, is west of the bridge and below it looking up. View looks northeast 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 0631 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0631 - 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 northwest side of Pass Island on the west side of the bridge. View looks up toward the half-completed span across the waters of Canoe Pass, 180' below, and Fidalgo Island beyond. This photo shows the south half of the span, being built from Pass Island, and the north half of the span, being built from Fidalgo Island, about to touch in the middle. That span, when completed, would measure 450' long with a main span of 350'.

Image of WF 0632 - Deception Pass Bridge construction

WF 0632 - 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 north side of Whidbey Island on the east side of the bridge and looks past Pass Island on the left to the span being built over Canoe Pass. View looks up toward the half-completed span across the waters of Canoe Pass, 180' below, and Fidalgo Island beyond. This photo shows the south half of the span, being built from Pass Island, and the north half of the span, being built from Fidalgo Island, about to touch in the middle. That span, when completed, would measure 450' long with a main span of 350'.

Image of WF 0635 - Deception Pass bridge construction

WF 0635 - 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 was taken by one of the crew working on the bridge.. It shows the bridge deck being built from Pass Island to Whidbey and looks north down the incomplete bridge deck toward Fidalgo Island.

Image of WF 0636 - Deception Pass bridge construction

WF 0636 - 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 was taken by one of the crew working on the bridge. It shows the bridge deck being built from Pass Island to Whidbey and looks north down the incomplete bridge deck toward Fidalgo Island. This also offers a rare view of a converted truck with train wheels that was used to ferry supplies over the wooden trestle on Pass Island.

Image of WF 0637 - Deception Pass Bridge dedication

WF 0637 - Deception Pass Bridge dedication

View of speaker's platform at dedication of Deception Pass Bridge, July 31, 1935. Approximately 12,000 people attended this event. Dignitaries marched from opposite sides of the bridge to Pass Island where Pearl Wanamaker cut the opening ribbon with silver scissors. See paragraphs preceding WF 0607 for more information about Wanamaker's role in the bridge's construction. Afterward, the crowd went to the Cranberry Lake picnic grounds to listen to more speeches by dignitaries including Washington State Governor Clarence Martin, who appears to be speaking at the microphone in this image. See WF 0648 for portrait of Martin. Pearl Wanamaker appears to be sitting behind him, and to his left.

Image of WF 0638 - Deception Pass Bridge

WF 0638 - Deception Pass Bridge

Photo of newly completed Deception Pass Bridge, taken by Anacortes photographer Charles Judd, who had often photographed this viewpoint prior to the bridge's construction. See WF 0606. This was probably one of Judd's last images of the bridge; he died in June 1936. It is a good view of both spans. The bridge from Fidalgo Island to Pass Island is 450' long, with a main span of 350'. The bridge from Pass Island to Whidbey Island is 900' long with a main span of 550'. The bridge is 180' above the water and had a 22' roadway with two pedestrian walks, each 3.5' wide.

Image of WF 0639 - Deception Pass Bridge

WF 0639 - Deception Pass Bridge

Hand-tinted color photo of newly completed Deception Pass Bridge, taken by Anacortes photographer Charles Judd, who had often photographed this viewpoint prior to the bridge's construction. See WF 0606. This was probably one of Judd's last images of the bridge; he died in June 1936. It is a good view of both spans. The bridge from Fidalgo Island to Pass Island is 450' long, with a main span of 350'. The bridge from Pass Island to Whidbey Island is 900' long with a main span of 550'. The bridge is 180' above the water and had a 22' roadway with two pedestrian walks, each 3.5' wide.

Image of WF 0640 - Deception Pass BRidge

WF 0640 - Deception Pass BRidge

This copy of a color postcard shows Deception Pass Bridge with a towboat towing a raft of logs under the bridge.