Photos by Tag: bridge

June 14th, 2020

Scenes from mainland Skagit

My destination was Kukutali Preserve, but it’s still closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. On to LaConner and through Skagit farmlands.

May 16th, 2020

Bluff trail wonders

An early morning visit to North Beach at Deception Pass Park put me in a mood for adventure, so I took a trail I’ve never walked before. I was alone from beginning to end — a wonderful hour of discovery. The trail, which leads from the North Beach parking lot toward West Beach and the […]

January 28th, 2020

Rare sighting

On my many trips to and from Whidbey Island over the years, I have only seen an eagle on this Fidalgo Island snag on two or three occasions. On this day in 2013 I was fortunate to find a parking spot and get to Canoe Pass Bridge in time to take a few shots.

January 15th, 2020

Snowfall at Deception Pass

Complementing the beauty of Deception Pass this week was a snowfall that has dramatically slowed the pace of activity in this region.

January 19th, 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.

November 19th, 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 Deception Pass spans were completed together (Canoe and Deception) in 1935, locals will recall that […]

July 31st, 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. Presiding over a ribbon cutting were alums of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a Depression […]

July 20th, 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, with water carafe), who plans to attend the 75th anniversary event as well. At the […]

November 29th, 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 gears up for Christmas.

July 7th, 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 San Juan Islands adventure. Two whale watching excursion businesses operate out of Anacortes, eliminating the […]

January 28th, 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 of the bridge. Stop in with a sack lunch.

August 10th, 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 Bridge (a twin span over the Swinomish Channel on Highway 20); Deception Pass Bridge (actually […]

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