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Weeks of hard work and planning coming to life: stabilization work on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge starts this week!

You may have already seen crews staging equipment near the High-Rise Bridge last week – including bringing in a Hydra-Lift Under-Bridge Inspection Platform, pictured above. Stabilizing the High-Rise Bridge is a necessary next step toward either repairing the bridge or preparing it for demolition and replacementof some kind. Though our recent analysis indicates that repairing the West… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force unanimously supports SDOT’s recommendation to expand Low Bridge access to all vehicles at night

At the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force meeting yesterday, members agreed with our recommendations that we should immediately expand access to the West Seattle Low Bridge, also known as the Spokane Street Bridge, to all vehicles at night between 9 PM and 5 AM, 7 days a week, as… [ Keep reading ]

City to conduct a limited test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system on June 26 as part of West Seattle Bridge emergency planning

On June 26 at 12 p.m., the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management will send a test message through the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. This test is not linked to any specific action or report related to the condition of the West Seattle Bridge.  This test is part… [ Keep reading ]

Analysis sheds new light on possibility of West Seattle Bridge repairs.

Analysissheds new light onpossibility ofWest Seattle High-Rise Bridgerepairs. We continuetoassesshowmuch repairs would cost, howlongthey wouldtake,andwhetherthey wouldlast longenoughto bea worthwhile investment. New analysis indicates thatrepairing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge may be possible, but we still do not knowhow longany repairs would last or whether useful repairsallowing us to reopen the… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force discuss traffic mitigation in and around West Seattle

TheWest Seattle BridgeCommunityTask Forceheld theirsecondmeeting today, focusing on one of the most critical issues they will be tackling – traffic mitigationin and around West Seattle. We are beyond grateful to have this dedicated group of community representativesthoughtfullyengage, ask questions, and provideessentialfeedback as wework to reconnect West Seattle. Consistent with our… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force held inaugural meeting this week

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force met for the first time this week on Wednesday, June 10. The Community Task Force has representatives from all over West Seattle and the Duwamish Valley, including neighborhood groups from the Junction to Georgetown to South Park to Highland Park to SODO.  The… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert: Construction along detour routes in West Seattle and Georgetown

There are a handful ofroadway construction projects happening in and near West Seattle this monththat you should be aware of, some of which directly impactthe High-Rise Bridge detour routes. Though some of these projectsthatwe’re highlighting are being carried out bytheWashington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), King County, or other agencies and… [ Keep reading ]

An update on options to reopen the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge as essential stabilization and data collection work continues

Itisabig week for the West SeattleHigh-RiseBridge and surrounding communities impacted by its closure. On Tuesday andWednesdayof this week,ourrecently-announced Technical Advisory Panel(TAP)and West Seattle Bridge Community Task Forceheld/will holdtheir first official meetings, respectively. Those conversationswillkick offa rapid series of intensive briefings andmeetings for the TAP and Task Force. To ensure that… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT begins search for a team to design a potential replacement of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge if we cannot repair it

Edited on 6/3/2020 to clarify that all options to repair and replace the bridge are being considered. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) iscontinuing tourgently move forwardwithall optionstoreopentheWest Seattle High-Rise Bridgeas quickly as possible. While we are making rapid progress on oureffortsto stabilize the bridge–an initial set of actions we… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT engages technical experts and community advocates to achieve best possible outcomes for West Seattle Bridge and community

Mayor Durkan andThe Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)arepleased to announce today the formation of two WestSeattle Bridgeadvisorygroups – our Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) and ourWest Seattle BridgeCommunityTask Force. Today’sannouncement makes clear that the City is moving forward with thesupportand networknecessary to take on the critical milestones just ahead. Mayor Durkan… [ Keep reading ]