Science: Odd Bridge

Proud is Seattle of her position as "U. S. gateway to Alaska and the Orient." And proud is Seattle of great, 20-mile-long Lake Washington, which Seattle considers hers although it stretches far beyond the city limits. Lake Washington is beautiful but sometimes a nuisance. Seattle's main gateway to the east is North Bend on the Sunset Highway, until recently a 42-mile ride. The road could have been 14 miles shorter had not Lake Washington lain athwart the way.

Three years ago, the State of Washington pondered plans for spanning deep, blue Lake Washington. Because of the unstable mud bottom, State highway engineers...

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