Remembering 9/11: Hood Canal Bridge security enhanced since terrorist attacks

SHINE — It’s the main link to the North Olympic Peninsula for drivers.

It spans the waterway for submarines heading from the Navy’s Bangor Submarine Base to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

And along with military installations and ports, it’s been one of the more closely monitored sites on the Olympic Peninsula since security was increased following the terrorist attacks a year ago.

The U.S. Navy has been guarding the floating Hood Canal Bridge since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, mostly on a 24-hour-a-day basis.

Units from the Washington State Patrol have been monitoring ends of the bridge “at times”, and the Jefferson and Kitsap counties’ sheriff’s offices played a part in security measures last year.

However, little information has been disclosed about bridge security upgrades.

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