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WSDOT opened the Evergreen Point and Portage Bay Bridges to drivers on August 28, 1963. The bridges took three years to complete and cost Washington state a total of $21 million (in 1961 dollars) to build. Until June 1979, drivers paid a 35 cent toll, in each direction, to cross the 1.4-mile floating bridge. These photos are provided courtesy of the Museum of History and Industry.There are 18 photos in this photo gallery.