Deception Pass Bridge, Washington State
Spectacular in the extreme, Deception Pass is also rather scary. Linking Whidbey Island and Fidalgo Island, in beautiful Washington State, the historic bridge here is a much photographed and loved location, with exclusive views of the water and beaches below.
When the bridge was dedicated in 1935, around 700 cars crossed per day. These days, that figure is closer to 20,000 a day. Some 180 feet above the deep and turbulent waters of the Puget Sound, this is, in fact, two bridges, spanning the fog-bound strait below.
If the drive over this foggy strait isn’t particularly frightening to you, try walking over the narrow pedestrian lane at the edge of the bridge. That’s where you’ll find especially hair-raising views of the rushing water directly below.