items tagged with bridge

January 19, 2011

Heading east

This was the view heading east toward Mount Vernon this morning. Traffic was light on Berentson Bridge (actually two spans, built several years apart). Back home in time for lunch.

Tags: ,
November 19, 2010

Twin spans

Deception Pass Bridge and Duane Berentson Bridge have common characteristics, other than the obvious transportation functions they serve. First, each provides a critical link to and from Fidalgo Island. Second, each “bridge” is actually made up of twin spans. While … Continue reading

Tags: , ,
July 31, 2010

Bridge event

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. … Continue reading

Tags: , ,
July 20, 2010

Bridge 75 years old

Today, July 31, marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of Deception Pass Bridge (1935). This photo was taken during a mid-span celebration event on the 50th Anniversary of the bridge (1985). Among those pictured is Anacortesan Wallie Funk (center, … Continue reading

Tags: , ,
November 29, 2009

Learning young

Salvation Army donations are a family affair at the Bridge Christian Fellowship. A donation barrel stands year-round at the church. This load of food was bound for the “R” Avenue Salvation Army Food Bank this week as the Anacortes Corps … Continue reading

Tags: , ,
July 7, 2008

No bridge at all

What appears to be a bridge in this photograph is actually a support span across the dry dock at Anacortes Port District Pier 1. Passing up the Guemes Channel is the Island Explorer, decks lined with clients eager for a … Continue reading

Tags: , ,
January 28, 2008

No troll here

It was snow geese that drew me off the highway, but when I discovered they were inaccessible I shot a few images of the spans known as Duane Berentson Bridge. There’s a public boat launch on the Skagit Valley side … Continue reading

Tags: ,
August 10, 2007

Third bridge

Approaching LaConner from the Hole in the Wall, under “Rainbow Bridge.” That’s Fidalgo Island on the left, the Skagit Valley mainland and downtown LaConner on the right. This is the third major bridge linking Fidalgo Island to its neighbors: Berentson … Continue reading

Tags: ,
April 18, 2007

Island access

This was the view looking east Wednesday morning toward Berentson Bridge, one of two bridges linking Fidalgo Island with the mainland. The other is the colorful “Rainbow Bridge” in LaConner. A third bridge links Fidalgo and Whidbey islands at Deception … Continue reading

Tags: ,
February 14, 2007


I discovered this photograph of a “paintbrush” wildflower this morning while sifting through photos of the Deception Pass area. I admit I am eager to bask again in spring sunshine on the grassy bluffs of Fidalgo Island…

Tags: , ,
August 19, 2006

Channel view

Pictured here is a blue heron, taking in the sights from a piling near the west shore of the Swinomish Channel. The channel marks the east boundary of Fidalgo Island, accessible by three bridges including the Duane Berentson Bridge pictured … Continue reading

Tags: , , , ,
August 8, 2005

Fog rolls in

This was the scene shortly before noon Monday at Deception Pass, where fog rolled in, under and over the renowned span connecting Pass and Whidbey islands. A lone pedestrian stood at the railing at the time I took this photograph, … Continue reading

Tags: , , ,