Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall (Deception Pass Bridge)

The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.
Theo Jansen

Wall

Whidbey Island’s Deception Pass Bridge is a wonderful example of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s premise that the walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.  Dedicated in 1935 this beautiful cantilever truss bridge joined the National Registry of Historic Places in 1982 and today carries 20,000 cars a day between Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands.   The bridge has two lanes for traffic and two sidewalks for anyone who would like to experience the crossing on foot and take a few photos to share back home.

If you’re interested in a short history of the bridge I wrote a black and white post about this area last year and if you’d like to learn more about the construction process and the surrounding State Park this Whidbey and Camano Islands website is full of technical information, local stories and historical photos.

Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Wall.