Alternate Routes for West Seattle High-rise Bridge closure

Yesterday, out of an abundance of caution, we closed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to all traffic due to accelerated concrete cracking that was identified during a regular bridge inspection.

We know that this is an inconvenience to many traveling to and from West Seattle and appreciate everyone’s patience.

All vehicles are prohibited from crossing the high-rise span of the bridge between I-5 and Fauntleroy Way SW.

Motorists should use the First Ave or South Park bridges. See map above for alternative route suggestions for getting to the First Ave bridge.

We’ve alerted navigation services likes Google Maps and Waze about the bridge closure and they should reroute you over the First Ave or South Park bridges.

Map showing Spokane Street Bridge alternate route for freight, transit, and emergency vehicles.

The Spokane Street Bridge (also known as the Low Bridge or the East Channel Bridge) is closed to the general driving public.

The bridge will remain open for transit, freight, emergency vehicles, and access to Harbor Island.

Bicyclists and pedestrians will still be able to use the West Seattle Bridge Trail on the lower Spokane Street Bridge.

Learn more about our decision to close the West Seattle High-rise Bridge.