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West Seattle Bridge: An update on Pier 18

To stabilize the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge and potentially help prevent further cracking, we need to replace the lateral bearings on Pier 18. Last week we shared the news that traffic won’t be returning to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge in 2020 or 2021 and that we don’t yet know if repairing the bridge is feasible. We know the bridge closure has profound implications… [ Keep reading ]

Safety First – A Shared West Seattle Bridge Safety Management Plan

Just like when a winter storm approaches, we’re implementing a safety checklist to make sure that we’re prepared for the most challenging scenarios a deteriorating West Seattle Bridge could present. Earlier this week, we shared the news that traffic likely won’t return to the West Seattle Bridge in 2020… [ Keep reading ]

An Update on Efforts to Stabilize and Shore the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, While more Information is Needed to Determine Long-term Future

Since we closed the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge on March 23, we’ve been working tirelessly to determine next steps and share that information with everyone who uses and depends on the bridge. Today we want to share what we know as of now and our plans moving forward as part… [ Keep reading ]

Hey West Seattle residents, Thank you!

It’s been over two weeks since we closed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, and we’re incredibly grateful for how you’ve patiently navigated the closure and begun to adjust to this ongoing challenge. We know that the bridge closure is an inconvenience, especially for those driving who now must travel miles out of your way to get to essential jobs. We understand that the unexpected closure was frustrating,… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge inspection reports

The Seattle Department of Transportation is committed to transparency and keeping the public informed. The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge inspection reports from 2013 through 2020 are posted on our website. We share these important reports to give you access to the documents that informed our decisions over the years. What we believe the… [ Keep reading ]

Recap of March 30 Seattle City Council briefing on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

This morning we presented to Seattle City Council the background that led us to close the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, our next steps forward, and how we’re managing traffic in the meantime. We’re committed to clear communications and transparency and want to share that same information with you. We encourage… [ Keep reading ]

How we caught the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge deterioration

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) does not take chances when it comes to public safety. That’s why, on Monday, March 23, we closed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to all traffic and are redirecting the traveling public. During our shared effort to combat the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, it’s especially… [ Keep reading ]

Alternate Routes for West Seattle High-rise Bridge closure

Yesterday, out of an abundance of caution, we closed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to all traffic due to accelerated concrete cracking that was identified during a regular bridge inspection. We know that this is an inconvenience to many traveling to and from West Seattle and appreciate everyone’s patience. All vehicles… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge will close tonight at 7pm

Out of an abundance of caution, we will close West Seattle High-Rise Bridge tonight to all traffic due to accelerated concrete cracking that was identified during a regular bridge inspection. The bridge closure will begin at 7 PM tonight and will remain closed until further notice. All vehicles will be… [ Keep reading ]