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

Analysis sheds new light on possibility of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repairs. We continue to assess how much repairs would cost, how long they would take, and whether they would last long enough to be a worthwhile investment. New analysis indicates that repairing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge may be possible, but we still do not know how long any repairs would last or whether useful repairs allowing us to reopen the… [ Keep reading ]

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

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force held their second meeting today, focusing on one of the most critical issues they will be tackling – traffic mitigation in and around West Seattle. We are beyond grateful to have this dedicated group of community representatives thoughtfully engage, ask questions, and provide essential feedback as we work 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 of roadway construction projects happening in and near West Seattle this month that you should be aware of, some of which directly impact the High-Rise Bridge detour routes. Though some of these projects that we’re highlighting are being carried out by the Washington 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

It is a big week for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge and surrounding communities impacted by its closure. On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, our recently-announced Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) and West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force held/will hold their first official meetings, respectively. Those conversations will kick off a rapid series of intensive briefings and meetings 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) is continuing to urgently move forward with all options to reopen the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge as quickly as possible. While we are making rapid progress on our efforts to 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 and The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are pleased to announce today the formation of two West Seattle Bridge advisory groups – our Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) and our West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force. Today’s announcement makes clear that the City is moving forward with the support and network necessary to take on the critical milestones just ahead. Mayor Durkan… [ Keep reading ]

Taking action on the ground and in the community to mitigate impacts of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure

The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure has had a dramatic effect on the West Seattle and Duwamish Valley communities, and on Seattle as a whole. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) does not take this lightly. Every day since we removed traffic from the bridge, we have been planning and… [ Keep reading ]

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

Since the emergency closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge on March 23, 2020, we have made clear through action and deed that public safety, consistent communication, and transparency are foundational to our teams and partners. We are working with great urgency to chart the path forward for the high bridge. Today, we are sharing a Conceptual Modes of Failure Memo prepared by our structural engineering consultant, WSP, which uses careful analysis and modeling to… [ Keep reading ]

New intelligent monitoring system on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

The new intelligent monitoring system installation is nearly complete on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge and will be fully operational mid-May. We recently shared our emergency response plan that we developed with an inter-agency task force. Seeing an emergency evacuation Fall Zone can be a little frightening, and we want to assure you that there are no current indications that we’ll… [ Keep reading ]