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West Seattle High-Rise Bridge engineers prepare for everything by considering worst-case scenarios

Since theemergencyclosure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridgeon March 23, 2020, we havemade clear through action and deed thatpublic safety, consistentcommunication,and transparency arefoundational toour teamsand partners.Weareworkingwith great urgency to chart the path forward for thehighbridge. Today,we aresharinga Conceptual Modes of Failure Memoprepared by ourstructuralengineeringconsultant, WSP,whichuses careful analysis and modeling to… [ Keep reading ]

New intelligent monitoring system on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

The new intelligent monitoringsysteminstallationisnearly completeonthe West Seattle High-Rise Bridge and will be fully operational mid-May. We recently shared ouremergency response planthat we developed with an inter-agency task force. Seeing an emergency evacuationFall Zonecan be a little frightening,and we want to assure you that there are no current indications that we’ll… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Interagency Task Force prepares unified response in case of emergency

Graphics updated on 5/4/2020 at 3:50pm The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge remains stable, and the growth of cracks has slowed since we removed traffic on March 23. This is, however, an evolving situation. With safety as our number one priority, and out of an abundance of caution, we want everyone… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Selects West Seattle High-Rise Bridge stabilization contractor to carry out key repairs

We’re moving forward with West Seattle High-Rise Bridgestabilization.The Cityused emergency contracting authority tomove with urgency in selectingaconstruction contractorto carry outPhase 1stabilizationwork. We’re happy to announce that KraemerNorth Americahas been selected forPhase 1 construction and work is already underway. There are three phases of repair for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge:… [ Keep reading ]

Improving 5-way intersection by Spokane Street Low Bridge

Keeping people moving through West Seattle is one of our top priorities during the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. Concurrently, our other priorities aremaintaining public safety, stabilizing the high-rise bridge,assessing repair feasibly, maintaining the Spokane Low Bridge, and clear communication and transparency. Our traffic engineers are evaluating intersections and arterial… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge: An update on Pier 18

Tostabilize the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge andpotentially helpprevent further cracking,we needtoreplace thelateral bearings onPier 18. Last week weshared the newsthattraffic won’t be returning to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge in 2020 or 2021and that we don’t yet know if repairing the bridge is feasible. We knowthe bridge closurehas profound implications… [ Keep reading ]

Safety First – A Shared West Seattle Bridge Safety Management Plan

Just like when a winter storm approaches, we’re implementing a safety checklist to make sure that we’re prepared for the most challenging scenarios a deteriorating West Seattle Bridge could present. Earlier this week, we shared the news that traffic likely won’t return to the West Seattle Bridge in 2020… [ Keep reading ]

An Update on Efforts to Stabilize and Shore the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, While more Information is Needed to Determine Long-term Future

Since we closed the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge on March 23, we’ve been working tirelessly to determine next steps and share that information with everyone who uses and depends on the bridge. Today we want to share what we know as of now and our plans moving forward as part… [ Keep reading ]

Hey West Seattle residents, Thank you!

It’s beenovertwo weeks since we closed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, and we’re incredibly gratefulforhow you’ve patiently navigated the closure and begun to adjust to thisongoing challenge. We know that the bridge closure isaninconvenience, especially for thosedrivingwho nowmusttravelmiles out of your way to get to essential jobs.We understand that theunexpectedclosurewas frustrating,… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge inspection reports

The Seattle Department of Transportation is committed to transparency and keeping the public informed. The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge inspection reports from 2013 through 2020 areposted on our website.We share these important reports to give you access to the documents that informedour decisions over the years. What we believe the… [ Keep reading ]