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The West Seattle Bridge was stabilized in 2020 through the emergency efforts of our expert team and these engineering solutions.

Summary Crews have spent the past 8 months working on or inside the bridge nearly every day to complete Phase I stabilization – a critical milestone that sets the stage for upcoming rehabilitation (Phase II) of the bridge. You can see some of these stabilization elements from the ground, like the… [ 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 ]

King County Metro is offering West Seattle commuters two months of free vanpooling!

Summary If you’re looking to shorten your commute via access to the Low Bridge, save money, share the responsibility of driving, and more, a vanpool group is an efficient and sustainable way to do so. Metro is offering people commuting to and from West Seattle the opportunity to get the first two months of vanpooling for… [ Keep reading ]

As we close out 2020 with the decision to repair the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, we thank our Technical Advisory Panel for their essential contributions

Over the last two months, we have reached considerable milestones we never expected to be celebrating when 2020 began: The end of phase I stabilization efforts on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge The decision to repair the bridge so it can reopen to traffic in 2022 Behind the scenes, the Technical… [ 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 ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

If you need this information translated, please call (206) 900-8734. 如果您需要此信息翻譯成中文 請致電 (206) 900-8734. Kung kailangan mo ang impormasyon na ito na nakasalin sa (206) 900-8734. Tagalog mangyari lamang na tumawag sa (206) 900-8734. Si necesita traducir esta información al español, llame al (206) 900-8734. Odeeffannoon kun akka siif (206)… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge work platforms come down next week, marking the end of our emergency measures to both stabilize the bridge & set the stage for future repairs

The emergency measures we’ve been working on since the spring were necessary regardless of whether we chose to repair or replace the bridge. Stabilization sets the stage for upcoming repairs of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. The primary components and purpose of the stabilization measures are: Installing and stressing the post-tensioning system: Along with carbon fiber wrapping, the… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

Every Monday, we’re posting a blog to keep you informed about our progress to stabilize the bridge, our efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure.  In this week’s update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Low Bridge Camera Installation Live Load… [ Keep reading ]