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By David Pan 

Persistence pays off – New bridge is unveiled

Resident helps cut through red tape from state, federal agencies


Last updated 10/4/2023 at 11:35am

David Pan

Tom Van Duzer stands on a new bridge in Japanese Gulch near the dog park trailhead. Part of the old bridge can be seen on the left.

For years, people walking in Japanese Gulch had to deal with a decaying pedestrian bridge a quarter of a mile from the dog park trailhead.

One of those people was Mukilteo resident Tom Van Duzer, a retired college professor and teacher.

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Reader Comments(2)

Michael Dixon writes:

Wow! Great way to take initiative and make something happen! Job well done!

Terry Preshaw writes:

Congratulations to my good neighbor Tom Van Duzer! His bull dog dedication to seeing this project through completion has been a wonder to behold! I admire the way he never took no for an answer and made it his business to smooth the way between multiple layers of bureaucracy. Your Old Town neighbors salute you!


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