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West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #20

On Thursday, June 10, we held the 20th 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 #20 Below is the agenda for the meeting. Clicking on the text will bring… [ Keep reading ]

As we advance work to repair the West Seattle Bridge, we’re continuing to plan for an eventual replacement to make the most of what we’ve learned and efficiently invest in our city’s future

Summary We are continuing to plan for an eventual West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) replacement so that we are ready when the current bridge nears the end of its service life around 2060. In November 2020, Mayor Durkan made the decision to repair the high bridge and directed SDOT to continue planning for an eventual replacement of the… [ Keep reading ]

Kraemer North America selected to construct final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repairs

We mark another milestone and remain on schedule to reopen the bridge in 2022. The new contractor is slated to start construction this year. We have selected the construction firm Kraemer North America to complete the final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repairs. Today’s selection of a contractor marks the latest in a series of on-time milestones in the ongoing effort to safely reopen the bridge on schedule in mid-2022. The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #19

Click the image above to watch and/or listen to the Community Task Force Meeting. On Wednesday, May 12, we held the 19th 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 #19 Remember: The following user groups can… [ Keep reading ]

Restaurants and retail struggling during pandemic, on-call medical workers, additional types of vans and shuttles can now apply for Spokane St Swing Bridge access

More people and businesses in West Seattle can now apply for access to drive on the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge)! The low bridge is restricted to keep a clear path for emergency vehicles while the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge is under construction. PRESS RELEASE: English | Español | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | Tiếng Việt | ភាសាខ្មែរ | af Soomaali | Oromiffa  FACT… [ Keep reading ]

Our quarterly update on Reconnect West Seattle!

Reconnect West Seattle was borne out of the unexpected closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, which dramatically impacted West Seattle and the nearby Duwamish Valley communities. Through Reconnect West Seattle, we have a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar levels seen before the high bridge closure. At the same… [ Keep reading ]

She’s back! Seattle’s favorite SpokesSalmon has moved to West Seattle

Seattle’s SpokesSalmon, Sal, is back and has moved to West Seattle! You may remember Sal from her SpokesSalmon debut in 2019 when she was getting out the word to #FlipYourTrip and to commute car-free at least once a week to downtown Seattle. Sal moved to West Seattle right before the closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. The… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #18

On Thursday, April 8, we held the 18th 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 #18 The meeting came as we announced changes in our Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) access policy… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Envisioning the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge back to normal

Things feel a little different this spring. At this time last year, the pandemic was just beginning. Then, the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge suddenly closed. Together, these events brought compounding crises to West Seattle and Duwamish Valley communities. On Tuesday, the one-year mark since the bridge closed, we thanked you for your support and resilience. Yesterday, we looked back at how our response to the high bridge closure unfolded over those twelve months. Before… [ Keep reading ]