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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 2324.A,B - Swinomish Draw Bridge

WF 2324.A,B - Swinomish Draw Bridge

Images WF 2317-2325 are of the new drawbridge over the Swinomish Slough, later known as the Swinomish Channel.This view looks west toward the bridge. It is a view of the bridge's central span which is in a lowered position. The smaller trestle-type bridge on the right side of the image was probably the railroad bridge. See also WF 5414. WF 5415 is of the 1910 bridge. Historically, the span over the Swinomish Channel was a source of friction between LaConner and Anacortes as both communities saw the bridge's location as an important factor in the respective economic health of their towns. A railroad span with a 150 foot draw was in place by 1890, when the construction of a new bridge wa

Image of WF 2323.A,B - Swinomish Draw Bridge

WF 2323.A,B - Swinomish Draw Bridge

Images WF 2317-2325 are of the new drawbridge over the Swinomish Slough, later known as the Swinomish Channel.This view looks south toward the bridge. It is a close-up view of the bridge's central span which is in a raised position to allow boats to pass underneath. The smaller trestle-type bridge on the right side of the image was probably the railroad bridge. Note the fisherman's shack and nets in the foreground and the lantern in the lower right corner. See also WF 5414. WF 5415 is of the 1910 bridge. Historically, the span over the Swinomish Channel was a source of friction between LaConner and Anacortes as both communities saw the bridge's location as an important factor in the re

Image of WF 2325.A,B - Swinomish Draw Bridge

WF 2325.A,B - Swinomish Draw Bridge

Images WF 2317-2325 are of the new drawbridge over the Swinomish Slough, later known as the Swinomish Channel.This close-up view is of the bridge's central span which is in a lowered position. The smaller trestle-type bridge on the right side of the image was probably the railroad bridge. See also WF 5414. WF 5415 is of the 1910 bridge. Historically, the span over the Swinomish Channel was a source of friction between LaConner and Anacortes as both communities saw the bridge's location as an important factor in the respective economic health of their towns. A railroad span with a 150 foot draw was in place by 1890, when the construction of a new bridge was discussed at an 1890 conferenc