For three minutes Saturday (okay, maybe a BIT longer), Highway 20 at Deception Pass was closed in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the twin spans. Vintage cars were part of a procession to the south side of the bridges. Presiding over a ribbon cutting were alums of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a Depression era program that drew hundreds of unemployed young Americans to the Northwest at the time of bridge construction. Among them was John Tursi, now a resident of Anacortes. John met a “local girl,” settled here and retired from a career at a March’s Point refinery. This photo, looking toward Fidalgo Island, was taken by my son-in-law, Brian Tyhuis, Whidbey born and bred. Thanks again, Brian! More later in “Activities” section.
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