Hood Canal Bridge Sank 30 Years Ago

It’s been 30 years since the western half of the Hood Canal floating bridge sank in a storm.
This Friday the 13th anniversary comes as the state is preparing for a six-week closure starting May 1 to replace the older, eastern half of the bridge that connects the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas.
The sunken western half was rebuilt and reopened in 1982.
It cost $143 million to replace the west half, compared to the $478 million budgeted for this year’s work on the east half.