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Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

Every Monday, we’re posting a blog to keep you informed about our progress to stabilize the bridge, our efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. In this week’s update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Update Recent Paving Work on 16th… [ Keep reading ]

Post-Tensioning work wraps up on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, further setting the stage for repair or replace pathways.

Summary Work to stabilize the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge reached another important milestone early this week, as crews completed external post-tensioning work. Stressing the post-tensioning system reinforces the strength of the bridge’s concrete superstructure. We tightened them to 10% in advance of the Pier 18 work but did not tighten them all… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

Every Monday, we’re posting a blog to keep you informed about our progress to stabilize the bridge, our efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. In this week’s update: High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Update Paving Work on 16th Ave SW & Tree… [ Keep reading ]

Stress relief: Crews reach critical milestone by releasing damaged bearings on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, marking forward-progress for all repair or replace pathways.

Summary Within weeks of closing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, we have had crews on top, underneath, and inside the bridge working around the clock, six days a week, to stabilize the center span. We reached a critical milestone in this work this week as crews “released” damaged bearings on… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force met for the 12th time to discuss the cost-benefit analysis and talk again with Mayor Durkan

“We are all making this a big priority […] the impacts of this bridge being closed cannot be overstated.“ “The regional impacts are absolutely clear. Just the Port alone services not just our region but multiple states. When I met with one of the Senators, they are creating a map to show how many… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization

Every Monday, we’re posting a blog to keep you informed about our progress to stabilize the bridge, our efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. In this week’s update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Update Rapid Replace option for the… [ Keep reading ]

At our 11th official West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting, we learned about HNTB’s “Rapid Replace” option.

Summary We discussed important developments related to the West Seattle Bridge in other blogs last week, including Automated Enforcement on the Low Bridge and the Cost-Benefit Analysis. These items were also discussed in this week’s meeting. This blog is dedicated to describing the Rapid Replace option proposed by HNTB, and we have also provided a link to the Community Task Force meeting. The proposed Rapid Replace would use the existing… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization

Every Monday, we’re posting a blog to keep you informed about our progress to stabilize the bridge, our efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. In this week’s update: High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Update Cost-Benefit Analysis to Inform Repair-or-Replace Decision Low… [ Keep reading ]

We’re installing signs around the West Seattle Low Bridge starting Oct. 24 to let everyone know bridge access will be monitored with automated (photo) enforcement starting in January 2021.

IMPORTANT NOTE An earlier version of this blog post noted that warnings would begin as early as December 1, 2020 and monetary violations will begin as early as January 1, 2021. We have updated this blog to reflect that the automated enforcement system will be activated in early January and will… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve completed a cost-benefit analysis to support and inform the repair or replacement paths forward for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge.

Summary As part of our steadfast commitment to clear communication and transparency, we’re excited to share the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) and its appendices with you. The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force will meet Wednesday, October 21 at 12 PM to review and discuss the CBA. You… [ Keep reading ]