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Driving to Bainbridge and Vashon? Dream on


Last updated 11/23/2021 at 10:09am

A number of years ago there was much complaining about a bridge to nowhere in Alaska.

My story today is a bit different. It is about roads that would have gone somewhere useful in Washington, but were never built.

On the website of the Washington Secretary of State is a map called “Puget Sound Bridges” proposed routes and mileage table. The date of the map is July 1950. As far as I can tell none of the bridges and "tubes" proposed were ever built.

If this project would have been completed, Bainbridge Island would have been given a total of five connections to the mainland, including the...

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