Photos by Tag: paint

January 19th, 2022

State reports stats on Deception Pass Bridge Project

For two-plus years, contractors for the state Department of Transportation worked on a bridge paint and maintenance project at Deception Pass. The work was complete early this year, and today WSDOT issued a public report with project elements. According to the WSDOT, the contractor cleaned exposed metal and applied 4,000 gallons of paint under a […]

November 19th, 2021

Shiny paint on Northwest icon

For the first time in two years, I was able to photograph Deception Pass Bridge without any workers or paint rigging. This shot was taken Friday morning from the east trail on North Whidbey. She looks beautiful!

October 6th, 2021

Painters soon to remove rigging at bridges

With paint crews at Deception Pass entering the final phases of the 2-year-plus project, I was able to gain this perspective from Pass Island looking south at the larger of the two bridges. When finished this month, the iconic bridges will boast a shiny new look (three coats of paint, finishing off with the historic […]

August 31st, 2021

Deception Pass from Lottie Bay

Deception Pass Bridge, Whidbey side. Bridge geared up for maintenance and paint, as viewed from Lottie Bay on Fidalgo Island.

July 1st, 2021

A peek at new paint, Deception Pass Bridge

Featured here are “before and after” photographs of sections of the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges, currently in the midst of a comprehensive maintenance, repair and paint project under contract with the state Department of Transportation. The spans will ultimately boast a new, shiny coat of green paint, as evidenced on the east guardrail […]

April 27th, 2021

Paint prep under the bridge

Worker activity is visible as one crosses the bridges at Deception Pass, but the real action is under the steel spans. A walk down the stairs leading from the North Whidbey parking lot puts you in a position to see the intricate support and safety systems assembled for workers who are preparing the Deception Pass […]

November 27th, 2010

Prep for paint

Travel north on Commercial Avenue and you will see the state ferry Hyak on the horizon. Drive to the Port of Anacortes dock and you will find crews hard at work prepping the vessel for paint. I, for one, am pleased with this drydock project, one of the latest for Dakota Creek Industries. I recall […]

September 30th, 2010

Late season paint

I spotted at least two late season, high altitude painting projects on Commercial Avenue Thursday. Pictured here is Gaelan Sylvia, moving down the face of Tracy’s Interiors after starting the day near the building’s roofline. The other project was at the main offices of the Samish Indian Nation.

July 17th, 2009

Stripe sharpening

While south Commercial Avenue construction work continues, activity on the north end included re-striping of center lines by a city crew. Just in time for Shipwreck Day, the giant garage sale set for Saturday, July 18 in the downtown area.

October 7th, 2006

New paint

Sporting a bold new look is Sasso’s Restaurant at 701 Commercial in downtown Anacortes. It’s a great time of year to wander the streets of Anacortes, and to support our local restaurants during this “shoulder season” between summer and the holidays.

October 13th, 2005

City Hall touchup

A North West Colors crew is busy this week doing exterior painting at City Hall in downtown Anacortes. Note the man in the robes on the second level. That’s a Bill Mitchell mural of District Court Judge Gene Anderson.

June 11th, 2005

Almost a wrap

It’s just a matter of weeks now before this vessel under construction at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard hits the water. Rain free days bring out the paint crews.

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