Deception Pass bridge going strong in its 70s

If you’re lucky, when you’re in your 70s you’ll be in the same kind of shape as the Deception Pass bridge.

Now in its 78th year of operation, the bridge has never been rebuilt or had a major overhaul. The New Deal project was built by a Seattle company for $304,775. Before that, a ferry took cars across the water, four or five at a time.

“It’s an incredibly sturdy bridge that was built on solid rock. As long as it’s maintained, it should last well into the future,” Dave Chesson of the state Department of Transportation told The Herald in a 2010 story.

Read more about the bridge in this 2010 story about its 75th anniversary.

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