Deception Pass Bridge

Both Canoe Pass and Deception Pass Bridges, looking east
Deception Pass Bridge, connecting Whidbey Island to Pass Island.

Common name for two, two-lane bridges on Washington State Route 20 connecting Whidbey Island in Island County, to Fidalgo Island in Skagit County, in the U.S. state of Washington.

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Oak Harbor, Washington

City located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington, United States.

A monument of City Beach Park, now Windjammer Park. Demolished September 24, 2018.
The little Dutch boy with a brush at Windjammer Park.
The old, downtown cinema that burned in 2005, and has since been demolished.
One of the symbolic oak trees that give Oak Harbor its name.

The city's growth coincided with two major events: the building of Deception Pass Bridge on July 31, 1935, and the completion of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island on September 21, 1942.

Washington State Route 20

State highway that traverses the U.S. state of Washington.

Liberty Bell Mountain from 5477 ft elevation Washington Pass on North Cascades Highway
Q-Q plot for first opening/final closing dates
Kangaroo Ridge is due east of Washington Pass.
North Cascades Highway approaching Silver Star Mountain
SR 20; and SR 20 Spur were the western segments of SR 536 from 1964 until 1973. This map also details the former numbering of SR 20 south of Sharpes Corner toward Deception Pass and Whidbey Island.
The western land terminus of SR 20 Spur is the Anacortes Ferry Terminal
Map of SR 20 Spur

The highway leaves Whidbey Island on the Deception Pass Bridge, crossing over Deception Pass, Pass Island, and Canoe Pass on its way to Fidalgo Island.

Island County, Washington

County located in the U.S. state of Washington.

A highway sign designating the border between Nicholas and Greenbrier counties in West Virginia along a secondary road

SR 20 enters Island County via the Port Townsend-Coupeville (Keystone) ferry route from the West, and departs via the Deception Pass Bridge in the North.

Fidalgo Island

Island in Skagit County, Washington, located about 60 mi north of Seattle.

The forested western slopes of Fidalgo Island overlook the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Southeastern Fidalgo Island with Lake Campbell (lower right) and Swinomish Indian Reservation just beyond Similk Bay (middle)

From 1924 to 1935, Fidalgo Island was linked to Whidbey Island by the Deception Pass ferry, which was superseded in 1935 by the construction of the Deception Pass Bridge.

Whidbey Island

Largest of the islands composing Island County, Washington, in the United States.

Cultus Bay at Low Tide
Double Bluff, with Useless Bay to the South (right) and Mutiny Bay to the North (left)
On the Bluff Trail in Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
Looking east over Swantown Lake
Deception Pass Bridge
Carved sign welcoming visitors as they arrive by ferry at Clinton.
A cliff on Whidbey Island near Fort Casey
Ferry at Clinton

The only bridge that reaches Whidbey Island is the Deception Pass Bridge, State Route 20, which connects the north end of Whidbey to the mainland via Fidalgo Island.

Deception Pass

Strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island, in the northwest part of the U.S. state of Washington.

Deception Island
View looking south from Pass Island. From left to right, are visible Strawberry Island, part of Ben Ure Island, the bulk of Whidbey Island and the south span of the Deception Pass Bridge.
Plaque explaining the history of Deception Pass: Deception Pass - Named By Captain George Vancouver 10 June 1792. Feeling That He Had Been "Deceived" As To The Nature Of The Inner Waterway, Port Gardner (Now Saratoga Passage) he Wrote On His Chart "Deception Pass."
Tourist sign at Deception Pass State Park

A pair of bridges known collectively as Deception Pass Bridge cross Deception Pass.

List of bridges in the United States

Organized by state and includes notable bridges in the United States.

Miles Glacier Bridge, also known as Million Dollar Bridge
Navajo Bridge
The decommissioned Dumbarton Rail Bridge in 2021.
Saugatuck River Bridge, a swing bridge
Lattice-work of the Ashland Covered Bridge
Bridge of Lions, bascule bridge in St. Augustine
Sidney Lanier Bridge, Glynn County, Georgia
Pu'u'opae Bridge
Cataract Falls Covered Bridge
Astoria-Megler Bridge
Alaskan Way Viaduct
Canoe Pass and Deception Pass Bridge Bridges
West Seattle Bridge

Deception Pass Bridge, Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island

Pearl Anderson Wanamaker

American educator and politician.

Pearl Anderson Wanamaker, from a 1944 newspaper

In 1935, she cut the ribbon to open the Deception Pass Bridge, a project she championed in the legislature.

Camano–Whidbey ferry

Historic and proposed ferry route across Saratoga Passage on Puget Sound linking Camano Island and Whidbey Island, the titular islands of Island County, Washington.

Saratoga Passage at night, as seen from Camano Island, looking southwest.

abandoned following the construction of the Deception Pass Bridge in 1935 and the modern highways of I-5 and SR 20 shortening the driving time between the two islands.