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General Information

Other name(s): William A. Bugge Bridge
Beginning of works: 1958
Completion: 1961
Status: in use

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Location: , ,
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Address: WA 104
Location description:

Connects the north end of Kitsap peninsula to the Olympic peninsula

Coordinates: 47° 51' 36.27" N    122° 37' 30.25" W
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Technical Information


total length 2 398.5 m


cost of construction United States dollar 26 630 000


13 February 1979

The west half of the bridge failed and sank on February 13, 1979 during a storm carrying wind gusts of 120 miles per hour and sustained winds of 85 miles per hour.

October 1982

Reconstruction of the west half is completed and the bridge is opened to traffic.

29 August 1985

Tolls are removed.


The Hood Canal Bridge was named in honor of William A. Bugge by the Washington Highway Commission at the request of the Washington State Senate on July 12, 1977. William A. Bugge was director of the Department of Highways from 1949 to 1963, and was a leader in the planning and construction of the bridge.

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