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We’re starting the application process for people to use the Spokane St Swing Bridge to reach lifesaving medical appointments while the West Seattle Bridge is under construction

Applications will open later this month for restaurants and retail struggling during pandemic, on-call medical workers, additional types of vans and shuttles. We’ve also extended weekend all–access hours by 3 hours to 8 a.m. People seeking lifesaving medical treatment, on-call medical workers, West Seattle restaurants and retail businesses, and people using vans, shuttles or official carpools with a state-issued rideshare license plate can soon apply to SDOT for access to the Spokane St Swing… [ Keep reading ]

We really don’t want you to get a ticket! Please don’t go low to help keep the Spokane St Swing Bridge clear for emergency vehicles, freight, & transit.

Summary We’re all in this together, and we know it’s inconvenient to not be able to use the low bridge right now. At the same time, we don’t want you to get a ticket! Please be aware that if you are not authorized to use the low bridge, you will receive… [ Keep reading ]

Hard at work. Though you may not see our crews on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, we’re planning for phase 2 rehabilitation.

Summary  Crews have spent the past 8 months completing phase 1 of our West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) stabilization efforts. Now, we’re busy planning for what’s next on the high bridge.   Our intelligent monitoring system is helping us understand how the high bridge is responding to stabilization measures, and guiding our design for phase 2 rehabilitation.  We’re already working to bring a contractor on board to take phase 2 of the bridge… [ Keep reading ]

Last Wednesday, we held our 15th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting. Read about the low bridge, Reconnect West Seattle, and the big question: what’s happening next on the bridge?

Watch the full meeting by clicking this link. Our first order of business: Reconnect West Seattle. As part of our efforts to Reconnect West Seattle, we not only engage with the community to learn about their needs and on-the-ground experiences, but constantly look at all kinds of traffic data to… [ Keep reading ]

Traffic Advisory | Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 23 for inspection work

This Saturday, January 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., we’re restricting all traffic from the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge). This temporary restriction applies to everyone – including all vehicles which are normally authorized to use the bridge – except for emergency vehicles. Both the roadway and path on the low bridge between West Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

We post a blog weekly to keep you informed about the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Safety Program. Jump to the English version of this blog post. If you need this information translated, please call (206) 400-7511. 如果您需要此信息翻譯成中文 請致電 (206) 400-7511. Kung kailangan mo ang impormasyon na ito na nakasalin sa… [ Keep reading ]

We’re in this together. Don’t go Low – instead, use the other ways to get to and from West Seattle – to avoid a $75 ticket the easy way.

Help us keep the Low Bridge clear for emergency vehicles, transit, and heavy freight. If you are not authorized to use the Low Bridge, then you could get a $75 citation for every trip across it starting January 11, 2021. Summary To keep the Low Bridge clear for emergency vehicles – as well as transit and heavy freight – we’re… [ Keep reading ]

Starting in January 2021, we will add an automated photo enforcement system on the Low Bridge that will supplement existing enforcement by police

We need to keep the West Seattle Low Bridge clear for emergency vehicles, freight, and transit. In October, we announced that automated photo enforcement would begin on the Low Bridge (also called the Spokane St Swing Bridge) as early as January 2021. The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge remains closed. In this blog, we’ll discuss how photo enforcement will work and what you can… [ 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 ]