Reminder: Yesler Bridge Rehabilitation Project Open House is Thursday 5/14 from 4-7pm

Join us for tomorrow’s Yesler Bridge Rehabilitation Open House:

Where: Yesler Community Center, 917 E Yesler Way

When: Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

  • View the bridge design
  • Learn more about anticipated construction impacts and detour routes
  • Talk to project staff and designers
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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.

The Yesler Way Bridge is vital in connecting residents, commuters, workers and businesses in the surrounding area and neighborhoods. In addition to being a major connector, the bridge displays unique and historic design elements which include decorative pedestrian railings, ornamental capitals, casings, and corbels on the exterior “fascia” girders.

Improvements to the bridge include:

  • Remove interior steel columns to form a single span superstructure
  • Rehabilitate east abutment wall and replace west abutment wall
  • Reconstruct the northwest staircase
  • Rehabilitate and preserve the key historic features of the bridge, which include:
    • North and south fascia girders, columns, cladding, capitals and corbels
    • North and south pedestrian railings
    • Decorative lighting on north fascia girder
  • Improve intersection design to reduce crosswalk distance, accommodate ADA and increase user safety
  • Provide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps at crosswalk locations within the project area, where feasible

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We hope to see you at our open house tomorrow from4:00-7:00 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: YeslerBridge@seattle.gov or 206-684-8684