Wide load, narrow bridge

Published December 5, 2017 / by Steve Berentson

I was following this truck pulling farm equipment as we approached the Deception Pass Bridge Sunday afternoon. “Hmmm,” I said to myself, doing the math as we slowly came upon the south entrance to the historic span. “Wide load” is right! Not to worry. The flagger ahead of the rig did a great job of getting out ahead, briefly pausing traffic until the “wide load” made its way safely to the south Fidalgo Island side of the bridge.

About Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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