Batter up…Next Bridge Rehab Coming Soon

Bridging the Gap funds the seismic retrofit and/or rehabilitation of many bridges, among a multitude of other projects, and the next bridge up to bat is Airport Way South over the Argo Railyard.  In February SDOT will advertise for bidders for this rehabilitation/seismic project.  Construction is expected to begin in April.   The area used to just look like this 1921 photo shows…

Imagine the congestion now if every vehicle had to stop for every train here!   The original bridge to get Airport Way S over these railroad tracks was built more than 80 years ago.  Here’s a photo from that 1928 construction…

The project to rehabilitate and seismically retrofit this aging bridge will help it last many decades into the future and through potential seismic events (i.e. earthquakes!).