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Please Join the Yesler Bridge Rehabilitation Project Open House on May 14, 4-7pm

Built in 1910, the Yesler Way Bridge is one of the oldest permanent steel roadway bridges in the City. SDOT will be updating it to improve safety and reliability, while preserving the bridge’s historic elements.


Please join us for an open house to learn more about the bridge design and anticipated construction impacts.

Open House information:

  • Thursday, May 14, 2015
  • 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Yesler Community Center, 917 E Yesler Way


The bridge is located at the intersection of Yesler Way and Terrace St over 4th Ave S, a few blocks north of King Street Station.


Yesler Way Bridge design is nearly complete and construction is currently scheduled to begin in late 2015.

Specific construction details and detour routes are still being finalized, however the following construction impacts are anticipated:

  • Yesler Way will be closed in both directions between 3rd Ave and midway between 5th and 6th Ave
  • Terrace St will be closed to through traffic, open to local access
  • 4th Ave will have ongoing lane closures and intermittent, full nighttime and weekend closures
  • Sidewalks on 4th Ave will alternate being closed


The area around the bridge looks quite different today than it did when the photo above was taken in 1920. Almost a hundred years later, the Yesler Way Bridge remains a vital connector for residents, commuters, workers and businesses in the surrounding area and neighborhoods.


We hope to see you at our open house on Thursday, May 14 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.!

For more information on the Yesler Bridge Rehabilitation Project, visit the project’s website.

If you have questions or comments about the Yesler Bridge Rehabilitation Project, please contact us at: or 206-684-8684