This coming Saturday, July 31, there will be a celebration in Deception Pass State Park, at the picnic area at the east side of Cranberry Lake, celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the opening of Deception Pass Bridge.
Construction of Deception Pass Bridge began in August of 1934. It was completed in less than a year, on July 31, 1935.
Deception Pass Bridge was a New Deal Great Depression CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) project.
CCC members who worked on the bridge will be honored guests at the celebration.
The celebration picnic, with music, vendors, games and displays lasts until 5pm.
10:30am-11:30am: Free Shuttle from East Cranberry Lake and Overflow Parking Area (see event map) to South Bridge Parking Area.
11am: Food Vendors and displays start at East Cranberry Lake
Noon: Ceremony at the Bridge. Note: There will be no parking at South Bridge during the ceremony, free shuttles are available from East Cranberry and Overflow parking. Last Shuttle at 11:30 am.
12:27pm: Bridge Closed for procession of antique 1930s era cars and flyover by NAS Whidbey Jets.
1pm-5pm: Event continues at East Cranberry Lake Parking Area: Includes displays, food, and activities for the whole family.