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Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) recap: we successfully reinstalled a refurbished turn cylinder

Blog stats: 650 words | 3-minute read Following the successful reinstallation of the low bridge’s turn cylinder that we removed earlier this year, the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) reopened on Tuesday, October 10, to people walking, biking, rolling, and driving! We closed the low bridge between October 7-10… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane St Swing Bridge is now reopen following successful repairs and testing

Editor’s Note (1/13/2023 at 2PM): We updated this blog post to reflect the bridge reopening to the traveling public on Friday afternoon, Jan. 13. Summary: Related posts: Following successful repairs and testing of the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge), the bridge has reopened today, Friday, Jan. 13. Crews removed… [ Keep reading ]

Over the weekend, we removed the damaged Spokane St Swing Bridge hydraulic cylinder; Bridge repair work is continuing this week

Summary: Related posts: Crews worked hard over the weekend and successfully removed a damaged hydraulic turning cylinder inside the Spokane St Swing Bridge. This represents a significant step forward in the repair effort. It allows us to test temporarily operating the bridge on one turning cylinder, replace hydraulic power unit… [ Keep reading ]

Download the Transit GO Ticket app to ride the West Seattle Water Taxi or bus using free credits during the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) closure

At-a-Glance: Related blog posts: The ongoing closure of the Spokane St Swing Bridge for emergency repairs continues to impact travelers on both sides of the Duwamish Waterway headed to and from West Seattle, especially by biking, rolling, or walking on the low bridge. To support these people, and help make… [ Keep reading ]

A Better Detour for People Biking During Spokane St Swing Bridge Emergency Closure

Related Updates: Bridge repair update: Crews have repaired 500 feet of damaged power conduit on the Spokane St Swing Bridge and are preparing to remove a damaged 15,000-pound hydraulic turning cylinder. Read more. Read about other resources to get around during the Spokane St Swing Bridge closure. This is part… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane St Swing Bridge update: Flooded power conduit repaired as we prepare to remove a damaged hydraulic cylinder

Related Updates: We’re also working to enhance the safety and convenience of the detour routes with temporary protected bike lanes and improvements for freight. Read more. This is part of a series of updates about our urgent response to the ongoing Spokane St Swing Bridge closure. Click here to see… [ Keep reading ]

Resources to get around during the Spokane St Swing Bridge closure

Update (January 3, 2022) Our crew of bridge engineers and technical experts have been in the bridge every day since the bridge was damaged during last week’s storm. Click here for a detailed update on the repairs we’ve completed so far. In addition to engineers and technical experts working to… [ Keep reading ]

What we’re doing to maintain and preserve the Spokane St Swing Bridge

Update (December 31, 2022)  Our crew of bridge engineers and technical experts have been in the bridge every day since the bridge was damaged during last week’s storm. Click here for a detailed update on the repairs we’ve completed so far. Click here for resources to get around during the… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane St Swing Bridge remains closed while SDOT repairs machinery damaged after ice storm power outage

Closure for people biking, walking, and driving and freight traffic will last minimum of 2 weeks. The Spokane St Swing Bridge (Low Bridge) will remain closed for at least two weeks while our crews continue working to repair mechanical issues that intensified after a power outage during the ice storm… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #21

On Wednesday, July 14, we held the 21st West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #21 At this meeting, we announced our plans for a new bike lane on… [ Keep reading ]