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Boy Scout to rebuild bridge in Japanese Gulch


Last updated 9/6/2017 at Noon

Since vandals destroyed his Eagle Scout project last week – a wooden footbridge in Japanese Gulch – 15-year-old Ethan Papenhausen has been working hard to rebuild.

The project, which spanned a 17-foot-long gully along a trail, was there for just more tha a week before screws on the bridge were tampered with.

Papenhausen did some work on the bridge on Sunday, Aug. 27, because it had settled more to one side than the other. The next day, he received an email from Karl Almgren, an associate city planner with the city of Mukilteo, asking about some loosened screws.

“On Monday we noticed...

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