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Title: Seattle-area and Washington photos
Post by: Bruce on May 21, 2014, 06:51:07 PM
I decided to walk down Capitol Hill yesterday and managed to catch I-5 in a full-on traffic jam...in all directions (including the reversible express lanes).

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2898/14254986803_a5c82164e5_k.jpg)
I-5 from Lakeview Boulevard (https://flic.kr/p/nHEwWx) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: nexus73 on May 21, 2014, 09:42:20 PM
Yup, that's Seattle for ya'...LOL!  One main N-S through route freeway for an entire city and no place to put another one.  This has got to be one of the worst urban bottlenecks of all time.

Rick
Title: Seattle-area photos
Post by: formulanone on May 22, 2014, 07:54:28 AM
Nice balance and composition of over and under.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on May 22, 2014, 08:49:05 PM
Just a heads up, my Flickr collection for WA (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/collections/72157644295449856/) will be updated after every trip. As a bonus, I present my map of places to photograph various freeways in Seattle (https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zco5gLwhr-VA.kIqjr1Zc1NKg).

Here's two more pictures, one from April and another from Tuesday:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7098/14027829014_daa7ca0d19_c.jpg)
I-5 north from Yesler Way (https://flic.kr/p/nnAhQW) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5278/14234770725_ddd6748176_c.jpg)
I-5 from 45th Street (https://flic.kr/p/nFSVpt) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: AsphaltPlanet on May 24, 2014, 05:09:43 PM
^ Great pictures.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: roadman65 on May 25, 2014, 03:25:39 PM
Nice I-5 photos.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on May 31, 2014, 10:51:02 PM
So, I took the aligning of a Sounders match and the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge closing to go to Montlake and snap some pics. Enjoy the rare pictures of an empty 520 in daytime.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/14129956958_3f1564e2cb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nwBHVy)
Westbound from Montlake Boulevard (WA-513)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/14130011370_c52d0d5c32_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nwC16G)
Eastbound from Montlake Boulevard (WA-513)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/14129965129_4ae068386f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nwBLmr)
Westbound from 24th Avenue E

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3795/14336813473_4380310671_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nQTVac)
Eastbound from 24th Avenue E

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3820/14316616905_67009ace4e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nP7pqv)
The abandoned onramp for the R.H. Thompson Freeway

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3764/14314790192_a416395bc3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nNX3ps)
It seems WSDOT didn't shut off their variable speed limit sign, perhaps because it needs to be permanently displayed.



Of course, shutting down one of the two routes connecting Seattle with its eastside suburbs is not without consequences. The backup on I-5 was monstorous and my camera battery died shortly after taking these pictures from Madison and Spring streets:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/14316123334_2d411103bd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nP4SGE)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2933/14316131074_fa438df2e9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nP4V17)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on June 20, 2014, 08:10:20 PM
Pictures of Interstate 5 from the Holgate Street overpass in SODO/Beacon Hill.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5476/14293488376_e8a7719867_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nM4S7L)
I-5 northbound from Holgate Street (https://flic.kr/p/nM4S7L) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2903/14130111067_da13697bd2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nwCvJB)
I-5 northbound from Holgate Street (https://flic.kr/p/nwCvJB) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5583/14130113547_cc129bf05b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nwCwtn)
I-5 southbound from Holgate Street (https://flic.kr/p/nwCwtn) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on June 27, 2014, 09:03:02 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/14329638247_0759047bec_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nQg9dp)
Downtown Seattle and I-5 from 12th Avenue Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/nQg9dp) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3851/14514994502_0d9d6080f6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o7D9aU)
I-90 & I-5 interchange from 12th Avenue Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/o7D9aU) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3863/14329488278_17e30bbe38_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nQfnCJ)
I-90 eastbound from 12th Avenue Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/nQfnCJ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3874/14514682974_6deec3365d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o7BxyJ)
I-90 Trail terminus (https://flic.kr/p/o7BxyJ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/14536223653_8482b7b79c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o9vWRK)
US 99 shield at 1st & Columbia (https://flic.kr/p/o9vWRK) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2933/14515031482_c4a8ac5508_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o7Dkau)
Old guide sign at Colman Dock (https://flic.kr/p/o7Dkau) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: nexus73 on June 27, 2014, 10:01:40 PM
More great pix!  Thank you Bruce!  I remember the "Temp 90" days so it was great to see that old sign.

Rick
Title: I-90 Floating Bridges
Post by: Bruce on July 03, 2014, 10:17:14 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3865/14368847250_749e97f149_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nTJ6FG)
Seattle skyline from Mount Baker Ridge (https://flic.kr/p/nTJ6FG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/14368943188_01e44a818f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nTJAcN)
I-90 floating bridges (https://flic.kr/p/nTJAcN) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/14368948089_ed48860465_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nTJBEi)
Eastbound on the I-90 Trail (https://flic.kr/p/nTJBEi) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3863/14532475746_ba0ab5ea38_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o9bJJE)
Bellevue skyline from I-90 floating bridges (https://flic.kr/p/o9bJJE) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3876/14552164231_f8c8c44fb5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oaVDri)
Mount Rainier from I-90 floating bridges (https://flic.kr/p/oaVDri) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3896/14553979254_bc1262c1f2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ob5WYN)
Westbound Mount Baker Tunnel portal (https://flic.kr/p/ob5WYN) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3872/14553983814_e88e4e1904_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ob5Ykq)
I-90 floating bridges (https://flic.kr/p/ob5Ykq) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: I-5 in North Seattle
Post by: Bruce on July 03, 2014, 10:17:59 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/14368993317_4ac8536dfe_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nTJR76)
I-5 southbound from 145th Street NE (https://flic.kr/p/nTJR76) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3879/14554574612_5a96218504_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ob8ZXA)
Maple Leaf Portal site (https://flic.kr/p/ob8ZXA) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3849/14552054371_dcc6f480a5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oaV5Ma)
I-5 southbound from NE 92nd Street (https://flic.kr/p/oaV5Ma) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5523/14554600432_cea0bd22e0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ob98CL)
I-5 northbound from NE 70th Street (https://flic.kr/p/ob98CL) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 11, 2014, 09:47:31 PM
All taken yesterday, from Belltown to SeaTac:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14624286312_450ddc8248_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ohihPs)
SR 99 southbound from 1st & Battery (https://flic.kr/p/ohihPs) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/14644739783_c6f855275f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oj77Vv)
I-5 from Columbia Center (https://flic.kr/p/oj77Vv) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5574/14438199880_ee6c1c3c69_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nZRxNG)
Link at SeaTac/Airport Station (https://flic.kr/p/nZRxNG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3916/14622762964_0010af6888_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ohatYQ)
Airport Expressway from SeaTac/Airport Station (https://flic.kr/p/ohatYQ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/14438246888_406b03565d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nZRMMb)
Airport Expressway northbound from SeaTac/Airport Station (https://flic.kr/p/nZRMMb) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/14621628451_de3026ed11_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oh4EJg)
Airport Expressway northbound from S 160th Street (https://flic.kr/p/oh4EJg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3886/14438451327_ba7e892e3a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nZSQxZ)
Link from S 160th Street (https://flic.kr/p/nZSQxZ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3907/14438189120_707ed794b0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nZRuBb)
WA-518 westbound from International Boulevard (https://flic.kr/p/nZRuBb) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/14601832376_6ed57b376c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ofjd3C)
WA-518 eastbound from International Boulevard (https://flic.kr/p/ofjd3C) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: AsphaltPlanet on July 15, 2014, 12:14:35 PM
Great photos.  Seattle looks to have some interesting roads.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on March 14, 2015, 09:42:08 PM
I haven't updated this thread in a while. Time to go back through my Flickr feed and cherrypick some roadgeek-friendly material.

Have some passenger seat pictures of I-405, where 17 miles of new HOT lanes (http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Tolling/405/) between Bellevue and Lynnwood will begin tolling this year.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8675/16110401653_67296fa740_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qxC28K)
I-405 NB from Lind Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/qxC28K) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8665/16523071217_004bf89ca6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rb64qe)
I-405 SB approaching I-90 (https://flic.kr/p/rb64qe) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8618/16544245209_a2cf4c6048_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rcXzH4)
I-405 SB approaching I-90 (https://flic.kr/p/rcXzH4) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8563/16110404483_3f2ab02642_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qxC2Yx)
Traffic on I-405 SB in Bellevue (https://flic.kr/p/qxC2Yx) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8581/16704450516_11f48fd42f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rs7Faw)
I-405 Express Toll Lane gantries (https://flic.kr/p/rs7Faw) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Henry on March 20, 2015, 12:35:58 PM
Those are some great-looking pics!
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on March 20, 2015, 06:02:23 PM
Thanks, Henry!

Here's some more from February:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8634/16574728671_268c2af02b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rfDPnZ)
I-5 northbound from Yesler Way (https://flic.kr/p/rfDPnZ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7350/16388722988_054de70920_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qYduns)
I-5 southbound from Yesler Way (https://flic.kr/p/qYduns) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7333/15956218063_bdb6d57106_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qiZMHZ)
Aurora Avenue gantry (https://flic.kr/p/qiZMHZ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7454/16390496537_875e3fea5d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qYnzzT)
US 99 shield at 1st & Columbia (https://flic.kr/p/qYnzzT) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/16575263652_5aeaf0126f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rfGypN)
I-5 from 7th & Columbia (https://flic.kr/p/rfGypN) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7381/16390097499_5971f03979_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qYkwXV)
I-5 northbound from Madison Street (https://flic.kr/p/qYkwXV) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8681/16388930280_89295e6558_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qYexZs)
I-5 southbound from Spring Street (https://flic.kr/p/qYexZs) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8583/16390095959_6627f0763a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qYkwvn)
I-5 northbound from Spring Street (https://flic.kr/p/qYkwvn) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Zeffy on March 20, 2015, 06:16:31 PM
All these photos want to make me do is visit Seattle. Unfortunately, it's 3000 miles to the west of me, so that's not going to happen any time soon.  :-(
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on April 03, 2015, 11:47:29 AM
Technically, this is one of I-90's two termini in Seattle. Its express lanes end at 5th & Airport Way, right above the entrance to the downtown bus tunnel:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8705/16389805333_c95db774c0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qYj37z)
ST Express 9641K and Link waiting under Airport Way & 5th (https://flic.kr/p/qYj37z) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7647/17008550042_e70f35e2eb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rUZgmN)
Alaskan Way Viaduct from Marion Street pedestrian walkway (https://flic.kr/p/rUZgmN) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

I got a little peek at Bertha:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7596/16823766989_3145fafdbf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rCEcN6)
Bertha from Alaskan & Jackson (https://flic.kr/p/rCEcN6) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8684/16983969586_5f589a51e0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rSPhrQ)
Jackson Street Underpass (https://flic.kr/p/rSPhrQ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8745/16822279508_ff9d555515_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rCwzBS)
Mercer Street from Lakeview Boulevard (https://flic.kr/p/rCwzBS) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7635/16389911633_277f7acd4e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qYjzHk)
I-5 from Lakeview Boulevard (https://flic.kr/p/qYjzHk) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7597/17009152131_373c922f04_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rV3mkD)
I-5 and the Seattle skyline from Lakeview Boulevard (https://flic.kr/p/rV3mkD) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8740/16823828399_ee788a88a0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rCEw3T)
I-5 from Roanoke Street (https://flic.kr/p/rCEw3T) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7600/16389920243_5f4e1d9d68_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qYjCgM)
I-5 southbound from Roanoke Street (https://flic.kr/p/qYjCgM) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8755/16984079096_feaef34bb7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rSPQZW)
I-5 from Roanoke Street (https://flic.kr/p/rSPQZW) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7644/16984064016_50cf8db2ef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rSPLvW)
SR 520 at I-5, from 10th Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/rSPLvW) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7637/17010040595_00b8bb0592_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rV7UrZ)
SR 520 from 10th Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/rV7UrZ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7638/16822535930_166475b933_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rCxTQW)
SR 520 from Delmar Drive (https://flic.kr/p/rCxTQW) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7653/17008628362_3f54ab6b7a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rUZED9)
SR 520 from Delmar Drive (https://flic.kr/p/rUZED9) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on April 15, 2015, 10:25:56 PM
A special treat: some aerial photos of Smokey Point and I-5 up to Stanwood.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8689/16954074797_7fb6ecf159_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rQb4Lr)
Aerial view of Smokey Point TC (https://flic.kr/p/rQb4Lr) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7703/16541316773_acb7ff1d6b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rcGzbM)
Aerial view of 172nd Street NE (WA-531) in Smokey Point (https://flic.kr/p/rcGzbM) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8794/16975311099_62e3770f44_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rS3Uzz)
I-5 at WA-531 (https://flic.kr/p/rS3Uzz) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7704/16973945920_e484d8af38_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rRVUL1)
I-5 at WA-532 (https://flic.kr/p/rRVUL1) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8769/17135548126_2f1a15c3ec_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s7dasW)
WA-530 approaching Arlington (https://flic.kr/p/s7dasW) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on April 19, 2015, 03:08:30 PM
New camera acquired. I've put it (along with a new camera sling bag) through some trials at my local train/bus transfer station and it performed excellently.

Now I just need to learn how to take better photos with this DSLR.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7698/16983302257_405fd61d8d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rSKS5a)
SR 531 westbound from I-5 (https://flic.kr/p/rSKS5a) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8695/17004569599_29c202f5f2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rUCS7t)
SR 531 eastbound from I-5 (https://flic.kr/p/rUCS7t) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7635/17164806296_6b81074509_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s9N7U9)
Smokey Point TC Bay 2 (https://flic.kr/p/s9N7U9) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5326/17190173471_04498d2773_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sc38Fe)
Everett skyline from Pacific & Smith (https://flic.kr/p/sc38Fe) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7665/17190857235_291ddc376c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sc6CWg)
CT 29709 at Wetmore Avenue Swift station (https://flic.kr/p/sc6CWg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8792/17003350780_2057fded72_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rUwBNm)
Pacific Avenue eastbound from Oakes Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/rUwBNm) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7588/16570732763_6a4f7e4996_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rfikx2)Everett Station (https://flic.kr/p/rfikx2) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5466/16983528527_4df666dd69_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rSM2kn)
Everett Station (https://flic.kr/p/rSM2kn) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/people/70175722@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: nexus73 on April 19, 2015, 08:36:01 PM
You take very good photos Bruce and have a fine eye for a perspective.  Thank you for showing so much of Seattle and Puget Sound!

Rick
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: andy3175 on April 19, 2015, 11:20:19 PM
You take very good photos Bruce and have a fine eye for a perspective.  Thank you for showing so much of Seattle and Puget Sound!

Rick

Second that. Great job Bruce; I look forward to seeing more!
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on April 20, 2015, 12:56:54 AM
You take very good photos Bruce and have a fine eye for a perspective.  Thank you for showing so much of Seattle and Puget Sound!

Rick

Second that. Great job Bruce; I look forward to seeing more!

Third! Very nice photos Bruce. Far better photos than anything I've ever been able to capture on my iPhone. :-D
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on April 20, 2015, 12:59:25 AM
It's kind of suspicious how all of these comments come out of the woodwork after I go up a level on the camera hardware ladder.

Thanks for all of the support, guys!
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: nexus73 on April 20, 2015, 12:05:33 PM
It's kind of suspicious how all of these comments come out of the woodwork after I go up a level on the camera hardware ladder.

Thanks for all of the support, guys!

I have enjoyed your pix from the start.  Seattle used to get plenty of visits from me so I always like seeing what's going on.  Thanks to you I do!

Rick
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on April 20, 2015, 12:41:14 PM
It's kind of suspicious how all of these comments come out of the woodwork after I go up a level on the camera hardware ladder.

Thanks for all of the support, guys!

I have enjoyed your pix from the start.  Seattle used to get plenty of visits from me so I always like seeing what's going on.  Thanks to you I do!

Rick

If you really want to see all the amazing skyscraper construction in Seattle's downtown and South Lake Union neighborhoods, check out the threads at SkyscraperCity's Seattle forum (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=879). There's a few regulars who go out and photograph every project in the city every once in a while. I recommend checking out Vashon118's photos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/vashondude/), since he does almost-daily updates of various construction sites.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: andy3175 on April 22, 2015, 12:42:52 AM
It's kind of suspicious how all of these comments come out of the woodwork after I go up a level on the camera hardware ladder.

Thanks for all of the support, guys!

I have enjoyed your pix from the start.  Seattle used to get plenty of visits from me so I always like seeing what's going on.  Thanks to you I do!

Rick

I am a believer in using a regular old fashioned digital camera for road photos over a smart phone camera, but that's just me. The quality in your images was good with your previous camera and is good with your new camera.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: MarcusDoT on May 25, 2015, 10:12:41 PM
As much I hate the Seahawks,

Seattle is still a beautiful city.  :-P
Title: US 2 in Everett, April 30th
Post by: Bruce on May 25, 2015, 10:35:25 PM
I walk-clinched the first few hundred feet of U.S. Route 2 a month ago and came away with some pictures:

The actual terminus at SR 529/Maple Street, right under I-5:

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7675/17150327760_8e41c8ca1f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s8vUWd)
US 2 eastbound from WA-529 (https://flic.kr/p/s8vUWd) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Looking at the Hewitt Avenue onramp:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8887/17337781435_41e20ce14b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sq5Eo8)
US 2 onramp from Hewitt Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/sq5Eo8) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

From the shoulder/bike trail, looking west:

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7745/17151513759_6693e56860_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s8BZut)
US 2 from shoulder (https://flic.kr/p/s8BZut) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

The first eastbound shield:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8870/17150182740_46c55667bf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s8vaPS)
US 2 eastbound (https://flic.kr/p/s8vaPS) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Eastbound onto Ebey Island and towards Lake Stevens and Snohomish...and towards Michigan.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8899/16715270324_2e92c0961b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rt58vW)
Hewitt Avenue Trestle eastbound (https://flic.kr/p/rt58vW) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: I-5 in Seattle, April and May 2015
Post by: Bruce on May 26, 2015, 06:03:01 PM
Time for a four-parter, mostly taken on May 8th. The map of my route that day, which included walking across Lake Washington on the shoulder of I-90: :ded:

(http://i.imgur.com/Tzb4IK1.png)

I-5 at Holgate Street

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7731/17173901758_bdd8df0ce0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/saAJEs)
I-5 northbound from Holgate Street (https://flic.kr/p/saAJEs) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8712/16739193034_57da2c9ae2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rvbJUs)
I-5 southbound from Holgate Street (https://flic.kr/p/rvbJUs) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8705/17361707255_c7a9334d47_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sschGg)
I-5 northbound from Holgate Street (https://flic.kr/p/sschGg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I-5 at Boeing Access Road

Taken from a light rail train.

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7778/17394655475_7bdfa114c5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sv7a42)
I-5 northbound at Boeing Access Road from Central Link (https://flic.kr/p/sv7a42) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I-5/Ship Canal Bridge at NE 45th Street

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7773/17468795468_e830a486ee_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBE9hL)
I-5 northbound from 45th Street (https://flic.kr/p/sBE9hL) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5452/17470320889_cab8f36436_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBMXK8)
I-5 southbound onramp from 45th Street (https://flic.kr/p/sBMXK8) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5321/17654207432_510c480157_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sU3qNL)
I-5 southbound from 45th Street (https://flic.kr/p/sU3qNL) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8806/17034137444_cf8c1eb6fc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rXfpAU)
Ship Canal Bridge and Seattle skyline (https://flic.kr/p/rXfpAU) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7694/17468816788_599199944d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBEfCm)
Ship Canal Bridge traffic (https://flic.kr/p/sBEfCm) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5469/17469096400_0f4da0fd9c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBFFKf)
Ship Canal Bridge and Seattle skyline (https://flic.kr/p/sBFFKf) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7752/17034152214_6094c6dbc6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rXftZy)
Ship Canal Bridge and Seattle skyline (https://flic.kr/p/rXftZy) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on May 28, 2015, 11:56:44 PM
More Seattle overpass pictures. This time the westernmost segment of I-90.

I-90 at Rainier Avenue

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7710/17628282346_d257b1a2c6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sRKybw)
Rainier Avenue underpass (https://flic.kr/p/sRKybw) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5334/17034272753_0029e9babd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rXg6PP)
VMS on I-90 in Seattle (https://flic.kr/p/rXg6PP) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7753/17628308246_0ac2f2273a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sRKFT5)
I-90 Trail at Rainier Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/sRKFT5) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7700/17467095810_07c4d3d653_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBvr3j)
Rainier Freeway Station (https://flic.kr/p/sBvr3j) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7743/17654719375_fc0e559a37_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sU63Zn)
I-90 and Seattle skyline from 23rd Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/sU63Zn) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8770/17466921758_71b5332435_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBuxiq)
I-90 westbound from 23rd Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/sBuxiq) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I-90 Floating Bridges

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7795/17654950685_d718b711ab_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sU7eKt)
I-90 Floating Bridges from East Portal Viewpoint (https://flic.kr/p/sU7eKt) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8763/17655098101_008fd391c8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sU7Zz8)
I-90 Floating Bridges (https://flic.kr/p/sU7Zz8) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5330/17652667392_c55e8da092_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sTUx1m)
I-90 westbound approaching Mount Baker Tunnel (https://flic.kr/p/sTUx1m) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8882/17467314928_0fa465563c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBwybd)
I-90 floating bridges from Leschi (https://flic.kr/p/sBwybd) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5330/17032732744_f7a1f5c613_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rX8d2W)
I-90 westbound on Lake Washington (https://flic.kr/p/rX8d2W) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8742/17467449458_aef01cbce5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBxfaG)
I-90 Bike Trail westbound (https://flic.kr/p/sBxfaG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5326/17655522611_f99f90fc38_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sUaaLg)
I-90 westbound on Lake Washington (https://flic.kr/p/sUaaLg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7780/17032817834_b56130f6e6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rX8Dk1)
I-90 westbound on Lake Washington (https://flic.kr/p/rX8Dk1) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I-90 Lid - Aubrey Davis Park

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5347/17655533891_5773bff6b5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sUae7K)
I-90 Lid vents in Aubrey Davis Park (https://flic.kr/p/sUae7K) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8829/17035086353_3fbf4334f8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rXkgFp)
I-90 Lid vents in Aubrey Davis Park (https://flic.kr/p/rXkgFp) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7689/17653018872_40371916c5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sTWkum)
Mercer Island Lid control center (https://flic.kr/p/sTWkum) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I-90 at 76th Avenue

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7782/17655511625_12bd32f26e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sUa7uR)
I-90 near 76th Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/sUa7uR) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7747/17653091522_74669814cf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sTWH5W)
I-90 eastbound from 76th Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/sTWH5W) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I-90 at 77th Avenue

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8768/17035217753_fb381d0984_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rXkWJV)
I-90 eastbound from 77th Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/rXkWJV) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5334/17035227823_4608504c90_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rXkZJx)
I-90 eastbound from 77th Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/rXkZJx) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I-90 at 80th Avenue

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7722/17655745351_7ffe5e299f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sUbiYB)
I-90 westbound from 80th Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/sUbiYB) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Next part is I-405 in Bellevue, followed up by the SR 520 floating bridge.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: andy3175 on May 29, 2015, 12:20:08 AM
Great pictures! How does one access the bike lane on the I-90 westbound floating bridge?
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on May 29, 2015, 01:01:42 AM
Great pictures!

Agreed. Fantastic pics Bruce. FWIW, don't ever delete these photos. They will be great in 20 to 30 years (and beyond) for archival purposes, simply because of their quality. You certainly know how to point and shoot.

How does one access the bike lane on the I-90 westbound floating bridge?

Aubrey Davis Park is full of trails, one of which leads to the pedestrian/bike path running on the north side of the westbound carriageway.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on May 29, 2015, 07:04:48 PM
Agreed. Fantastic pics Bruce. FWIW, don't ever delete these photos. They will be great in 20 to 30 years (and beyond) for archival purposes, simply because of their quality. You certainly know how to point and shoot.

Thanks. I'm planning on keeping my collection until the end of time (digitally and eventually printed into albums). Maybe the Seattle Municipal Archive will take them in a few decades.
Title: I-405 in Bellevue
Post by: Bruce on May 29, 2015, 10:47:40 PM
I-405 was envisioned as a fast bypass around Seattle, but quickly became as congested as I-5 thanks to massive population growth and the relocation of jobs to the suburbs of Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland among others (collectively known as the "Eastside").

I-405 at Main Street

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7686/17468225080_159fe8a7ea_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBBdJu)
I-405 northbound from Main Street (https://flic.kr/p/sBBdJu) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5468/17033263634_2b14121bd1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rXaVRd)
I-405 northbound from Main Street (https://flic.kr/p/rXaVRd) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8843/17035434553_a774839668_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rXn4bR)
I-405 southbound from Main Street (https://flic.kr/p/rXn4bR) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I-405 at NE 4th Street

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5460/17035511703_88560d07b4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rXns82)
I-405 northbound from 4th Street (https://flic.kr/p/rXns82) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7786/17468053768_eb04673ab9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBAkNQ)
I-405 southbound from 4th Street (https://flic.kr/p/sBAkNQ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I-405 at NE 8th Street

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5445/17033922203_af56e0a331_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rXeiBR)
I-405 southbound from 8th Street (https://flic.kr/p/rXeiBR) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7739/17656098591_a3f4867479_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sUd7YX)
Future I-405 Express Toll Lane overhead sign (https://flic.kr/p/sUd7YX) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Coming up next is the SR 520 (Evergreen Point) floating bridge and its new replacement, which has visible progress! (unlike a certain other WSDOT megaproject...)
Title: Re: I-405 in Bellevue
Post by: jakeroot on May 30, 2015, 08:17:55 PM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7739/17656098591_a3f4867479_b.jpg)

A sign within a sign. I like this more when the signs are two different colors, but this looks alright. I wonder why they did this?
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on May 30, 2015, 11:35:24 PM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7739/17656098591_a3f4867479_b.jpg)

A sign within a sign. I like this more when the signs are two different colors, but this looks alright. I wonder why they did this?

The old sign was that tiny:

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.616701,-122.191052,3a,75y,179.89h,92.44t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1smyUaLL5eDhEvApecpLcWBA!2e0
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on May 30, 2015, 11:53:03 PM

A sign within a sign. I like this more when the signs are two different colors, but this looks alright. I wonder why they did this?

The old sign was that tiny:

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.616701,-122.191052,3a,75y,179.89h,92.44t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1smyUaLL5eDhEvApecpLcWBA!2e0

It's like a postage stamp. Good grief that's small.
Title: SR 520 Floating Bridge, Part I
Post by: Bruce on May 31, 2015, 06:17:22 PM
The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, officially the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge, carries 4 lanes of State Route 520 15,580 ft across Lake Washington between Seattle and Bellevue. Its 7,580-foot-long floating section is the longest floating bridge in the world, ahead of its neighbors to the south (I-90 Floating Bridges) and the west (Hood Canal).

Currently, the replacement for the 50-year-old bridge is being built (http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520Bridge/) and is scheduled to open in 2016. The wider, 6-lane bridge will also feature a bike/pedestrian trail on the north side.

Evergreen Point Freeway Station

Opened in July 2014 as a replacement for the former bus stops here, this landscaped park lid and covered bus stop is a major improvement over what was originally here (though I never had the displeasure of using it). Great views of the bridge from the west end as well, which is quite nice.

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7799/17468393098_e938c9f5b1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBC5Fm)
Evergreen Point Freeway Station (https://flic.kr/p/sBC5Fm) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8838/17468528990_1de39e5b47_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBCM5j)
Bus lanes under Evergreen Point lid (https://flic.kr/p/sBCM5j) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5328/17656102995_10723b59ed_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sUd9hT)
Evergreen Point eastbound platform (https://flic.kr/p/sUd9hT) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8741/17468524700_dbbd5dd340_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBCKNm)
Evergreen Point eastbound platform (https://flic.kr/p/sBCKNm) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8752/17656227075_1c6027ba3e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sUdMbc)
Evergreen Point Freeway Station (https://flic.kr/p/sUdMbc) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

SR 520 Floating Bridge from Evergreen Point

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8840/17654015682_aa5b75dfba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sU2rNJ)
SR 520 Floating Bridge and replacement (https://flic.kr/p/sU2rNJ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5345/17653697752_5d460c7668_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sTZPib)
SR 520 Floating Bridge and replacement (https://flic.kr/p/sTZPib) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7796/17033643714_ca5ec0bb39_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rXcSQj)
SR 520 Floating Bridge during rush hour (https://flic.kr/p/rXcSQj) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7716/17629839666_7f54e61370_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sRTx7S)
SR 520 Floating Bridge replacement (https://flic.kr/p/sRTx7S) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

SR 520 Floating Bridge from Mercer Island

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7690/17655284651_d0117756c4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sU8X2v)
SR 520 Floating Bridge from I-90 (https://flic.kr/p/sU8X2v) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5343/17652870462_5a656fd392_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sTVzny)
SR 520 and Mount Baker from I-90 (https://flic.kr/p/sTVzny) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7688/17653043832_74875eb8b6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sTWsUG)
SR 520 Floating Bridge from Aubrey Davis Park (https://flic.kr/p/sTWsUG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on June 30, 2015, 11:47:36 PM
I took several panoramas of the Seattle skyline (and some other things), mostly from West Seattle and its water taxi. Please click on the images to get the full resolution (some stretch towards a width of 40,000 pixels!).

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/355/19035868880_ba527770d5_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v18NBS)
Colman Dock and water taxi terminal panorama (https://flic.kr/p/v18NBS) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/290/19037385889_842f81f111_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v1gzzc)
Seattle skyline from California Way (https://flic.kr/p/v1gzzc) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/442/19197440476_a6a6755f8b_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vfpUe3)
Panoramic view of Seattle's skyline and the Ship Canal Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/vfpUe3) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/549/19217991082_8902ebad4d_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vheecQ)
MV Kitsap approaches Seattle (https://flic.kr/p/vheecQ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7791/18253257465_818bef14ff_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tNYHvB)
Seattle skyline panorama from CenturyLink Field (https://flic.kr/p/tNYHvB) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3927/18601033354_e54a3724bb_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ukHaaC)
Seattle skyline panorama from the water taxi (https://flic.kr/p/ukHaaC) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/560/19036227128_86ffa6f2fe_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v1aD7y)
Seattle skyline and Harbor Island from West Seattle Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/v1aD7y) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/488/19037375829_3c0cf90de2_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v1gwzK)
Seattle skyline panorama from Seacrest Park (https://flic.kr/p/v1gwzK) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/318/18601049454_2672e06ef2_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ukHeXd)
Denny Triangle skyscrapers (https://flic.kr/p/ukHeXd) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/404/19227253221_75b890691c_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vi3GvT)
Convention Place Station panorama (https://flic.kr/p/vi3GvT) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/453/19227428901_1e64c7919f_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vi4AJR)
Convention Place Station and skyscrapers in the Denny Triangle (https://flic.kr/p/vi4AJR) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/270/19197441196_b786795eca_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vfpUrs)
Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station panorama (https://flic.kr/p/vfpUrs) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3848/18601054354_effa4d0673_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ukHgpG)
Smokey Point TC panorama (https://flic.kr/p/ukHgpG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 09, 2015, 10:36:59 PM
A little slice of Everett, one of the principal suburbs around Seattle.

Summit Park / I-5 at 23rd Stret

A good park for freeway watching with a view of Mount Pilchuck (which doesn't have a lot of snow thanks to the drought and its low elevation). This stretch of I-5 is the beginning of the southbound HOV lane network, which extends south to Tacoma (with a gap in Seattle because of the reversible express lanes). It might be the northernmost HOV lane in the United States, since I don't think Alaska has any.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/320/18777995418_eca95ddb51_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uBm8PG)
Summit Park, Everett (https://flic.kr/p/uBm8PG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/319/18777946508_f6da0d5060_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uBkThq)
Mount Pilchuck from Summit Park in Everett (https://flic.kr/p/uBkThq) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/555/18779415019_a12687f7a4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uBtpPz)
I-5 northbound from 23rd Street in Everett (https://flic.kr/p/uBtpPz) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/291/18343063254_5d6e6ce5c0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tWUZDh)
I-5 southbound from 23rd Street in Everett (https://flic.kr/p/tWUZDh) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/317/18939407496_4b6d20609e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uRBq1y)
I-5 southbound from Summit Park in Everett (https://flic.kr/p/uRBq1y) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/446/18777988898_ef061c2b91_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uBm6Th)
I-5 northbound from Summit Park in Everett (https://flic.kr/p/uBm6Th) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/431/18345018063_fe33451339_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tX61JT)
I-5 northbound from Summit Park in Everett (https://flic.kr/p/tX61JT) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I-5 at 75th Street

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3780/18345051153_2ebbf0e669_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tX6bzp)
I-5 southbound from 75th Street (https://flic.kr/p/tX6bzp) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/486/18965693575_579f4797f9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uTW8WP)
STEX 9562C in an HOV lane (https://flic.kr/p/uTW8WP) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/372/18960296162_b39472e5ca_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uTsttY)
I-5 northbound from 75th Street in Everett (https://flic.kr/p/uTsttY) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I-5 and Broadway at 41st Street

One of the first SPUIs in Washington state. The street continues east past I-5 but is closed to public access. The area, which includes a completed but unused roundabout, was to become the Everett Riverfront mixed-use development until it was scrapped.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/483/18779508059_b56a56559a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uBtTtH)
I-5 southbound from 41st Street in Everett (https://flic.kr/p/uBtTtH) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/421/18960337352_a787fbd0ac_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uTsFJ9)
41st Street SPUI (https://flic.kr/p/uTsFJ9) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/283/18968687951_96658abe6e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uUcu4Z)
Ramp meter with HOV bypass (https://flic.kr/p/uUcu4Z) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3685/18939472546_a79b36fe34_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uRBKm7)
Broadway southbound from 41st Street (https://flic.kr/p/uRBKm7) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3928/18345071573_ee5a38a2b1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tX6hDt)
41st Street Extension (https://flic.kr/p/tX6hDt) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/544/18778046788_0715d8212c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uBmp6o)
Unused roundabout in Everett (https://flic.kr/p/uBmp6o) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on July 10, 2015, 01:04:04 AM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/544/18778046788_0715d8212c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uBmp6o)
Unused roundabout in Everett (https://flic.kr/p/uBmp6o) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I swear it was open at one point.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 10, 2015, 01:12:19 AM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/544/18778046788_0715d8212c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uBmp6o)
Unused roundabout in Everett (https://flic.kr/p/uBmp6o) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I swear it was open at one point.

Possibly, but it's closed now and that's all that matters. There was even a security guard in an SUV parked outside the gate on 41st.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 10, 2015, 08:43:42 PM
South Everett has the only park and ride in Washington state located in a freeway median, which is naturally where a transit-dependent person like myself decided to go:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/438/18778054330_219e6ba486_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uBmrkq)
South Everett Freeway Station bus bays (https://flic.kr/p/uBmrkq) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

As a result of the wide median, I-5's two directions are split pretty far apart at 112th Street, requiring more photos to capture it. I went back a few hours after my initial set to take pictures of the southbound lanes clogged with traffic (including a few buses deadheading into downtown Seattle for the evening commute):

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/388/18778086308_41b5a4b2da_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uBmAQL)
I-5 southbound lanes looking north from 112th Street (https://flic.kr/p/uBmAQL) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/286/18965786245_1616fcd0a7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uTWBuz)
I-5 northbound from 112th Street (https://flic.kr/p/uTWBuz) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/433/18779576609_0891ff4cbd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uBueRB)
I-5 northbound approaching SR 526/527/99 (https://flic.kr/p/uBueRB) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3880/18965900915_03037f5fc9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uTXczD)
Traffic on I-5 southbound at 112th Street (https://flic.kr/p/uTXczD) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/294/18779697919_2d131bf10d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uBuRVa)
I-5 southbound traffic in South Everett (https://flic.kr/p/uBuRVa) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/18345262103_bb637ef97d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tX7ght)
Deadheading buses in I-5 traffic (https://flic.kr/p/tX7ght) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: roadman65 on July 11, 2015, 03:20:44 PM
Wow what great photos.  I mean the clarity is just awesome.  I wish I can take as good as you, as I have only a cheap camera to work with now, and still learning to take as most of mine are on the move.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 11, 2015, 03:41:53 PM
Wow what great photos.  I mean the clarity is just awesome.  I wish I can take as good as you, as I have only a cheap camera to work with now, and still learning to take as most of mine are on the move.

Thanks! The clarity can definitely be chalked up to not having a windshield blocking every shot I take, since most of these are from overpasses reached by foot/bus.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: roadman65 on July 11, 2015, 03:45:07 PM
Wow what great photos.  I mean the clarity is just awesome.  I wish I can take as good as you, as I have only a cheap camera to work with now, and still learning to take as most of mine are on the move.

Thanks! The clarity can definitely be chalked up to not having a windshield blocking every shot I take, since most of these are from overpasses reached by foot/bus.
How true.  It takes a lot to overcome that obstacle even with a black shirt.  The elements of the road will create a challenge as far as windshields are concerned.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 18, 2015, 09:29:22 PM
"A Tale of Two TBMs"

Here's a special gallery of two of Seattle's three active tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) working on two different projects with different modes.

Bertha (Wikipedia article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha_(tunnel_boring_machine)))

Diameter: 57.5 feet (17.5 meters)
Weight: 7,000 tons (6,350 metric tons)
Length: 326 feet (99.3 meters)
Built: 2012 by Hitachi Zosen Sakai Works
Began digging: July 30, 2013
Stopped digging: December 6, 2013
Lifted out to surface: March 30, 2015
Projected completion: 2018 (new estimate; previous estimates were late 2015 and August 2017)
Agencies: Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP; joint venture of Dragados USA and Tutor Perini)
Tunnel: 2 miles long (3.2 kilometers), 4 freeway lanes

The infamous Bertha. She, the world's largest tunnel boring machine, dug for only 1,019 feet (311 meters), barely 11% of the total length of the planned tunnel, before getting stuck in the glacial till underneath Seattle's waterfront. Named the "worst U.S. highway boondoggle" in 2014 (http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/09/seattle-tunnel-tops-u-s-green-groups-boondoggle-list/), this machine was lifted to its current resting place (a white canvas shed just south of Seattle's ferry terminal) in March 2015 and is awaiting further inspection.

WSDOT offers free public tours (http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/Tours) out of their Milepost 31 museum (http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/Milepost31) in Pioneer Square, allowing people to climb up some scaffolding and see the south portal from a sawed-off section of the current viaduct.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3740/19757523226_9fb63d4ca4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w6Utjb)
Bertha TBM retrieval site (https://flic.kr/p/w6Utjb) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/353/19783697185_fd48f83669_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w9dBVk)
Bertha TBM retrieval site shed (https://flic.kr/p/w9dBVk) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/353/19776414222_576d0d5fbd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w8zhX1)
Bertha TBM retrieval site lift (https://flic.kr/p/w8zhX1) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/346/19597087549_b220fd3828_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRJcnP)
Bertha's shed, the viaduct and RapidRide (https://flic.kr/p/vRJcnP) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Pamela

Diameter: 21.5 feet (6.5 meters)
Weight: 600 tons (544 metric tons)
Lenght: 300 feet (91.4 meters)
Built: 2014?
Began digging: November 20, 2014
Breakthrough at Roosevelt Station: July 13, 2015
Projected completion: 2016 (tunnel); 2021 (line opens)
Agencies: Sound Transit, Jay Dee Contractors, Frank Coluccio Construction, Michaels Corp.
Tunnel: 3.4 miles long (5.5 kilometers), 1 light rail track
Related TBMs: Brenda (digging the northbound tunnel further ahead)

Sound Transit is building out a light rail network for Seattle at what is criticized as a snail's pace, but is progress nonetheless. The Northgate extension (http://www.soundtransit.org/northgatelink) was approved in 2008 (after being removed from the original system plans) and had TBMs launched from the north end in late 2014. Pamela is the second of those TBMs and recently emerged at Roosevelt Station (http://www.soundtransit.org/rooseveltstation), one of the two underground stations (along with U District Station (http://www.soundtransit.org/Projects-and-Plans/Northgate-Link-Extension/Stations/U-District-Station)) on the line, set to open in 2021 if not earlier.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/283/19427893666_d65407cc14_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vAM2VU)
Roosevelt Station northern tunnel portals (https://flic.kr/p/vAM2VU) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3719/19161158934_484c7c8cc6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vccWZd)
Pamela TBM at Roosevelt Station (https://flic.kr/p/vccWZd) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3668/19161163984_c72884fec1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vccYuh)
Pamela TBM at Roosevelt Station (https://flic.kr/p/vccYuh) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: I-5 in North Seattle: Redux
Post by: Bruce on July 21, 2015, 07:48:49 PM
A year ago this month (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/archives/date-taken/2014/07/01/), I traveled up and down the I-5 corridor in North Seattle to capture it on my camera, en route to a World Cup viewing party. This time around (with significantly less snow on Mount Rainier), I've returned with my DSLR to do the same!

NE 92nd Street

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I-5 looking south from NE 92nd Street (https://flic.kr/p/w9cAsn) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/431/19595491110_a586bd8fce_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRA1P1)
I-5 looking south from NE 92nd Street (https://flic.kr/p/vRA1P1) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/428/19776220552_3bc2752d73_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w8yinS)
I-5 looking south from NE 92nd Street (https://flic.kr/p/w8yinS) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/391/19596916799_eaba2236a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRHjBR)
Line of buses on I-5 southbound (https://flic.kr/p/vRHjBR) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/549/19595509380_d07b8dcd8d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRA7f1)
I-5 northbound from NE 92nd Street (https://flic.kr/p/vRA7f1) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/19757304126_b254596b0b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w6TmbA)
I-5 looking north from NE 92nd Street (https://flic.kr/p/w6TmbA) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/365/19595469088_42ce6f63bb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRzUgj)
I-5 looking north from NE 92nd Street (https://flic.kr/p/vRzUgj) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

NE 80th Street

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/19597142829_75a75f76c2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRJtNV)
I-5 southbound from NE 80th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vRJtNV) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/551/19595729268_c7c9dc58a3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRBeBb)
I-5 southbound from NE 80th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vRBeBb) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3825/19595726500_94cbfd516a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRBdMs)
I-5 northbound from NE 80th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vRBdMs) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/404/19597132819_6ef8659d86_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRJqQk)
The Eleanor from NE 80th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vRJqQk) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

5th Avenue NE

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/490/19788495131_f27dc08416_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w9Ddbx)
I-5 northbound in 5th Avenue NE (https://flic.kr/p/w9Ddbx) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3711/19597124569_18c2a2bc9a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRJoo6)
I-5 northbound in 5th Avenue NE (https://flic.kr/p/vRJoo6) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/340/19595713300_127be8e297_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRB9RS)
I-5 southbound in 5th Avenue NE (https://flic.kr/p/vRB9RS) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/503/19595712150_59b747f7d1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRB9w3)
I-5 southbound in 5th Avenue NE (https://flic.kr/p/vRB9w3) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Rainbow Point

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3725/19162816533_cc2c083f9e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vcmrJv)
I-5 southbound from Rainbow Point (https://flic.kr/p/vcmrJv) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/513/19597110039_b7827dc1e3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRJj4z)
I-5 southbound from Rainbow Point (https://flic.kr/p/vRJj4z) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

NE 50th Street

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/289/19453874255_45b653281d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vD5c46)
Seattle skyline from NE 50th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vD5c46) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/493/19266349258_6b0d2cd583_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vmv5pu)
Seattle skyline from NE 50th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vmv5pu) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/354/18833295193_1f0d5b0f66_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uGeyw6)
I-5 southbound from NE 50th Street (https://flic.kr/p/uGeyw6) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/322/18833293603_9e04ca9c5d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uGey3F)
I-5 southbound from NE 50th Street (https://flic.kr/p/uGey3F) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/280/19458203211_2d149881dd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vDsnUg)
I-5 northbound from NE 50th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vDsnUg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/468/19458204941_28f04ff683_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vDsoq6)
I-5 northbound from NE 50th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vDsoq6) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

NE 45th Street

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/323/19783433775_1480006321_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w9cgBM)
Seattle skyline from NE 45th Street (https://flic.kr/p/w9cgBM) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/19595423000_2b40b3bd52_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRzEyG)
Seattle skyline and I-5 from NE 45th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vRzEyG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3770/19596842209_44dbef557d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRGWrP)
I-5 southbound from NE 45th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vRGWrP) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/486/19595441760_67d33faaac_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRzL99)
I-5 northbound from NE 45th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vRzL99) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/400/19596847719_1dc85ba611_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRGY5P)
I-5 looking north from NE 45th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vRGY5P) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: I-5 in North Seattle: Redux
Post by: SignGeek101 on July 21, 2015, 07:54:54 PM
A year ago this month (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/archives/date-taken/2014/07/01/), I traveled up and down the I-5 corridor in North Seattle to capture it on my camera, en route to a World Cup viewing party. This time around (with significantly less snow on Mount Rainier), I've returned with my DSLR to do the same!

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/391/19596916799_eaba2236a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRHjBR)
Line of buses on I-5 southbound (https://flic.kr/p/vRHjBR) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/19757304126_b254596b0b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w6TmbA)
I-5 looking north from NE 92nd Street (https://flic.kr/p/w6TmbA) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Are there not bus only lanes on I-5?

Where I used to live, they used to be on the right side of the road, and would not get into any (daily) traffic jams:

https://goo.gl/maps/n0cs5
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 21, 2015, 09:21:38 PM
A year ago this month (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/archives/date-taken/2014/07/01/), I traveled up and down the I-5 corridor in North Seattle to capture it on my camera, en route to a World Cup viewing party. This time around (with significantly less snow on Mount Rainier), I've returned with my DSLR to do the same!

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/391/19596916799_eaba2236a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRHjBR)
Line of buses on I-5 southbound (https://flic.kr/p/vRHjBR) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/19757304126_b254596b0b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w6TmbA)
I-5 looking north from NE 92nd Street (https://flic.kr/p/w6TmbA) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Are there not bus only lanes on I-5?

Where I used to live, they used to be on the right side of the road, and would not get into any (daily) traffic jams:

https://goo.gl/maps/n0cs5

We only have HOV lanes. These pictures are taken south of where the HOV lanes end (and transition into our reversible express lanes, which are flowing smoothly in the peak direction [north out of the city into the suburbs for PM rush]). The buses in these pictures are almost all going from bus bases (garages or yards) to start their commuter routes.

Seattle does have some bus lanes, though they're not always obeyed (especially by Microsoft's corporate shuttles):

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/533/19788187781_079e3c8022_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w9BCPp)
Microsoft Connector breaking traffic law in U District (https://flic.kr/p/w9BCPp) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

We also have a tunnel downtown that is shared between buses and light rail trains (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downtown_Seattle_Transit_Tunnel), which counts as a bus lane (though a very expensive but reliable one).

Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: iBallasticwolf2 on July 22, 2015, 11:19:54 AM
A year ago this month (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/archives/date-taken/2014/07/01/), I traveled up and down the I-5 corridor in North Seattle to capture it on my camera, en route to a World Cup viewing party. This time around (with significantly less snow on Mount Rainier), I've returned with my DSLR to do the same!

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/391/19596916799_eaba2236a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRHjBR)
Line of buses on I-5 southbound (https://flic.kr/p/vRHjBR) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/19757304126_b254596b0b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w6TmbA)
I-5 looking north from NE 92nd Street (https://flic.kr/p/w6TmbA) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Are there not bus only lanes on I-5?

Where I used to live, they used to be on the right side of the road, and would not get into any (daily) traffic jams:

https://goo.gl/maps/n0cs5

We only have HOV lanes. These pictures are taken south of where the HOV lanes end (and transition into our reversible express lanes, which are flowing smoothly in the peak direction [north out of the city into the suburbs for PM rush]). The buses in these pictures are almost all going from bus bases (garages or yards) to start their commuter routes.

Seattle does have some bus lanes, though they're not always obeyed (especially by Microsoft's corporate shuttles):

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/533/19788187781_079e3c8022_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w9BCPp)
Microsoft Connector breaking traffic law in U District (https://flic.kr/p/w9BCPp) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

We also have a tunnel downtown that is shared between buses and light rail trains (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downtown_Seattle_Transit_Tunnel), which counts as a bus lane (though a very expensive but reliable one).

I always remembered seeing the Bus lane on SR-99 on GSV as very interesting. https://www.google.ca/maps/@47.580117,-122.339284,3a,20.2y,11.51h,94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVn1xLyZUbY3SG3Urc7coQA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Let's quote long posts like it's Alanland all over again.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on July 22, 2015, 01:41:06 PM
I always remembered seeing the Bus lane on SR-99 on GSV as very interesting.

Off surface streets, that's probably the most prominent bus lane. They should paint the whole thing red, just for fun.

Let's quote long posts like it's Alanland all over again.

I can and can't do that.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: iBallasticwolf2 on July 22, 2015, 02:04:52 PM
Let's quote long posts like it's Alanland all over again.

I can and can't do that.

I don't think the moderators would be happy about that.  :ded:
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 22, 2015, 03:57:43 PM

I always remembered seeing the Bus lane on SR-99 on GSV as very interesting. https://www.google.ca/maps/@47.580117,-122.339284,3a,20.2y,11.51h,94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVn1xLyZUbY3SG3Urc7coQA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


It's basically a continuation of the bus lane over the West Seattle Bridge: https://www.google.ca/maps/@47.571136,-122.344779,3a,75y,91.5h,87.43t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXXTY67TJMLAQiiHIXG4JaA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Both are used by inbound buses from West Seattle (mainly RapidRide's C-Line and route 120).
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 26, 2015, 09:47:53 PM
Took the Milepost 31 tour (http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/Tours) recently and took some pictures of our $3 billion mega-tunnel project (http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/) at three locations, with a few panoramas mixed in. Enjoy.

SR 99 Tour viewing platform

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/19595696370_23d2e76261_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRB4PY)
Bertha TBM model at Milepost 31 (https://flic.kr/p/vRB4PY) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/346/19788471021_4b7898da77_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w9D61R)
SR 99 Tunnel rendering on a wall inside Milepost 31 (https://flic.kr/p/w9D61R) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/437/19162782573_39899091ca_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vcmgCZ)
SR 99 Tunnel south portal site (https://flic.kr/p/vcmgCZ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/544/19757500736_c916ff5963_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w6UmCq)
SR 99 Tunnel south portal (https://flic.kr/p/w6UmCq) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/528/19597054139_172375f2d6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRJ2rM)
Alaskan Way Viaduct bypass underside (https://flic.kr/p/vRJ2rM) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/259/19596800899_9944b9d788_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRGJaz)
SR 99 Tour viewing platform panorama (https://flic.kr/p/vRGJaz) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Bertha TBM retrieval and repair

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/353/19783697185_fd48f83669_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w9dBVk)
Bertha TBM retrieval site shed (https://flic.kr/p/w9dBVk) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3739/19776417422_7410b6c8af_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w8ziUb)
Bertha TBM retrieval site crane (https://flic.kr/p/w8ziUb) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/19161091834_c3bbd3b91f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vccB3j)
Bertha TBM gutted at retrieval site (https://flic.kr/p/vccB3j) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/346/19597087549_b220fd3828_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRJcnP)
Bertha's shed, the viaduct and RapidRide (https://flic.kr/p/vRJcnP) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/302/19161088794_59a55e4a16_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vccA8U)
Bertha TBM retrieval site shed (https://flic.kr/p/vccA8U) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3740/19757523226_fea31f016c_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w6Utjb)
Bertha TBM retrieval site (https://flic.kr/p/w6Utjb) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

South Atlantic Street overpass

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/453/19595551580_dd99fbe9b5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRAjMA)
SR 99 Tunnel south portal (https://flic.kr/p/vRAjMA) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/527/19757393096_4e2d4b331c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w6TNCy)
SR 99 Tunnel south portal (https://flic.kr/p/w6TNCy) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/19596957599_23e242d9fd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRHwKi)
SR 99 Tunnel south portal from Atlantic Street (https://flic.kr/p/vRHwKi) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/371/19160998444_12c6275f37_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vcc8h9)
SR 99 Tunnel south portal and Seattle skyline from Atlantic Street (https://flic.kr/p/vcc8h9) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/280/19160992234_abca1558f0_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vcc6r5)
SR 99 Tunnel south portal from Atlantic Street (https://flic.kr/p/vcc6r5) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/413/19776115522_43c7d13d60_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w8xLa1)
Seattle skyline from Atlantic Street (https://flic.kr/p/w8xLa1) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Zeffy on July 26, 2015, 10:03:55 PM
All of the photos are really cool, especially the ones inside Milepost 31, but that last one is exquisite.  :clap:
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 26, 2015, 10:25:58 PM
All of the photos are really cool, especially the ones inside Milepost 31, but that last one is exquisite.  :clap:

Thanks!

I really lucked out with the last one. I waited for an hour at the nearby Coast Guard base (which has a pretty neat little museum with free admission) for the clouds to hopefully clear up.
Title: I-5/SR 525 in Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace
Post by: Bruce on July 28, 2015, 06:12:02 PM
Southwest Snohomish County forms the core of Seattle's northern suburbs, where the growth of suburban sprawl continues to explode. The I-5 corridor in particular has filled out with retail (centered around Alderwood Mall, not pictured in this set) and will see light rail service beginning in 2023. It features an elaborate HOV system for buses and carpoolers, with 3 direct access ramps and several of the state's largest park-and-ride lots.

236th Street SW (Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/471/18601110834_8b4e576b59_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ukHycu)I-5 southbound from Mountlake Terrace TC (https://flic.kr/p/ukHycu) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/270/19197441196_05586e6044_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vfpUrs)Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station panorama (https://flic.kr/p/vfpUrs) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/283/18601141574_a8de94d52a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ukHHku)I-5 southbound entering King County (https://flic.kr/p/ukHHku) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/540/19223619145_de0e7519e0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vhJ5ep)Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station from 236th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vhJ5ep) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/318/19035986080_4e0c4c62df_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v19psy)I-5 southbound looking north from 236th Street (https://flic.kr/p/v19psy) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/372/19223623575_1b65406de8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vhJ6xM)STEX 9587C deadheading in Mountlake Terrace (https://flic.kr/p/vhJ6xM) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

164th Street SW

This interchange, once the southern terminus of SR 525, features a half-completed HOV direct access ramp. The north side of the ramp (which serves Ash Way Park and Ride) has been the subject of a few small proposals over the years since it forces buses to/from Everett on ST Express route 512 to loop around the interchange.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3695/18603554973_0551358b37_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ukW5KP)
I-5 southbound from 164th Street (https://flic.kr/p/ukW5KP) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/421/19037981729_2fb36eb647_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v1jCGi)
I-5 southbound from 164th Street (https://flic.kr/p/v1jCGi) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/475/19036482700_af721fa2d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v1bX5Y)
CT 10800 passing CT 24409 near Ash Way P&R (https://flic.kr/p/v1bX5Y) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/365/19223500535_4524c4fe32_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vhHsYp)
I-5 northbound from 164th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vhHsYp) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/256/19198038106_b676c49550_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vfsXT1)
I-5 northbound from 164th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vfsXT1) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/494/19218248242_b14cfd1ce5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vhfxDC)
I-5 northbound from 164th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vhfxDC) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

128th Street SW

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/320/19198058446_167cb727d0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vft4VG)
I-5 northbound from 128th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vft4VG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/487/19036576458_1bc8862f1b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v1cqXu)
I-5 northbound from 128th Street (https://flic.kr/p/v1cqXu) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3810/19218270962_28646c928c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vhfEpm)
I-5 southbound looking north from 128th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vhfEpm) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/300/19038027119_8614056705_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v1jSbT)
I-5 southbound from 128th Street (https://flic.kr/p/v1jSbT) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/418/19036530340_fc5e71cf56_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v1ccfm)
Interurban Trail northbound from 128th Street (https://flic.kr/p/v1ccfm) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

SR 525 at 164th Street SW

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/421/19036471730_d3a324f366_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v1bTPQ)
SR 525 southbound from 164th Street (https://flic.kr/p/v1bTPQ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/321/19036470180_e3089fc4ae_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v1bTn7)
SR 525 northbound from 164th Street (https://flic.kr/p/v1bTn7) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3914/19224097595_feef87ed6c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vhLwsx)
SR 525 northbound from 164th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vhLwsx) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/279/19036527538_d7fa0c54d8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v1cbq3)
164th Street from Swamp Creek P&R (https://flic.kr/p/v1cbq3) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Tacoma, Part I: Narrows Bridge and SR 16
Post by: Bruce on August 04, 2015, 10:03:41 PM
This is the first installment of my trip I took to Tacoma, which included suffering the slow and crowded Pierce Transit route 1. Enjoy!

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/422/20249428495_40c691bbf2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wRnBBv)
SR 16 westbound from N Jackson Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/wRnBBv) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/549/20249341535_946dcbbde0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wRnaLc)
Tacoma Narrows Bridge from Scott Pierson Trail (https://flic.kr/p/wRnaLc) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/515/20062810359_c8a1268eb2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyT9xr)
Tacoma Narrows Bridge from N Jackson Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/wyT9xr) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/285/20062824439_06b14a58ae_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyTdJc)
Tacoma Narrows Bridge from N 10th Street (https://flic.kr/p/wyTdJc) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

N Jackson Street

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/377/20062743409_7bc4cbb27a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wySND8)
SR 16 eastbound from N Jackson Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/wySND8) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/445/20061334348_b47fda2cba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyKzLY)
SR 16 eastbound from N Jackson Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/wyKzLY) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Skyline Drive Pedestrian Bridge

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/497/20062689929_3c5a27217f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wySwK4)
Skyline Drive Pedestrian Bridge plaque (https://flic.kr/p/wySwK4) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/521/20061302290_fda6810bc8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyKqff)
SR 16 westbound from Skyline Drive Pedestrian Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/wyKqff) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/325/19628358383_43ab3a676a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vUut78)
SR 16 westbound from Skyline Drive Pedestrian Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/vUut78) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/453/20223046296_13ba8f7ff9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wP3p71)
SR 16 eastbound from Skyline Drive Pedestrian Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/wP3p71) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/319/20061293480_2cbcfe8210_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyKnCm)
SR 16 eastbound from Skyline Drive Pedestrian Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/wyKnCm) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: JakeFromNewEngland on August 05, 2015, 12:46:28 AM
The Seattle area is definitely beautiful. Hopefully I can get out there sometime in my life!
Title: I-705
Post by: Bruce on August 11, 2015, 05:05:51 PM
The shortest and newest Interstate highway in Washington state, this tiny spur connects Tacoma to Interstate 5 on what some call a "glorified offramp".

E 25th Street

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/307/19628922243_eaee617f22_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vUxmHR)
I-705 crossing over E 25th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vUxmHR) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/307/19628919903_31dfbc2cb9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vUxm2v)
I-705 crossing over E 25th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vUxm2v) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Bridge of Glass

Native Tacoman and glass artist Dale Chihuly was commissioned to create a permanent museum for his medium of work in the 1990s. To connect the Museum of Glass (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Glass) to the rest of Tacoma's downtown, the city built an overpass over I-705 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_of_Glass) that is decorated with Chihuly works. It's worth the short walk from the nearby Union Station light rail stop.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3740/20060892320_5a21a73c18_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyHjnN)
I-705 northbound from Bridge of Glass (https://flic.kr/p/wyHjnN) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3694/20061658698_9a50f281cb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyMfcd)
I-705 southbound from Bridge of Glass (https://flic.kr/p/wyMfcd) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/20222647346_448d5a6119_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wP1mvy)
Tacoma skyline from Bridge of Glass (https://flic.kr/p/wP1mvy) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

S 11th Street

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/301/20061587860_11ff4c97b0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyLT8S)
I-705 southbound from S 11th Street (https://flic.kr/p/wyLT8S) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/493/20061627080_daff9e5efe_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyM5N5)
I-705 northbound from S 11th Street (https://flic.kr/p/wyM5N5) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on August 11, 2015, 06:20:49 PM
The shortest and newest Interstate highway in Washington state, this tiny spur connects Tacoma to Interstate 5 on what some call a "glorified offramp".

I use I-705 on a daily basis, and it's always reminded me of I-90 across Mercer Island, particularly in regards to the state of the road (pavement quality), but more so in regards to the vegetation. There's tons of plants all up and down the freeway, vines growing over the barriers, etc. It's very pretty. Must have been a WSDOT-thing back in the 90s to make freeways as "green" as possible.

I suppose they also look similar because they were both built in late 80s/early 90s.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on September 23, 2015, 05:48:41 PM
All taken on September 15. All three are views looking south from two of Seattle's hills, one very famous and two under-appreciated (though one is a bridge and not a park...).

Kerry Park

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5726/21434957122_930432a5ba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yE8KYf)
Seattle skyline from Kerry Park (https://flic.kr/p/yE8KYf) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5812/21418893286_aade331aaa_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yCHqKy)
Seattle skyline from Kerry Park (https://flic.kr/p/yCHqKy) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5794/21434105622_11b97c1263_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yE4oRd)
Seattle skyline and Elliott Bay from Kerry Park (https://flic.kr/p/yE4oRd) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Ursula Judkins Viewpoint

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/704/21258952609_337537f8b9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yozFXF)
Seattle skyline from Ursula Judkins Viewpoint (https://flic.kr/p/yozFXF) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5651/20824759013_324d0a52f1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xJdkkc)
Seattle skyline from Ursula Judkins Viewpoint (https://flic.kr/p/xJdkkc) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5641/21257802330_f67848acd3_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yotN2h)
Seattle skyline from Ursula Judkins Viewpoint (https://flic.kr/p/yotN2h) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Magnolia Bridge

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5640/21419651666_a0976db7a1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yCMjc5)
Seattle skyline from Magnolia Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/yCMjc5) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/754/21258995479_df06f56830_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yozUGP)
Magnolia Bridge eastbound (https://flic.kr/p/yozUGP) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/641/21257837440_a9b9a6cda7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yotYsC)
Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier and Smith Cove from Magnolia Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/yotYsC) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/661/21419644496_ab342eafe1_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yCMh4s)
Seattle skyline and Mount Rainier from Magnolia Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/yCMh4s) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on September 24, 2015, 12:51:34 AM
All taken on September 15. All three are views looking south from two of Seattle's hills, one very famous and two under-appreciated (though one is a bridge and not a park...).

https://flic.kr/p/yE8KYf
https://flic.kr/p/yCHqKy

Wow, this city is growing fast. Lots of construction in those first couple images, Bruce.

By the way, as stated previously, excellent photos.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on September 26, 2015, 10:50:14 PM
Tacoma often plays the role of second- or third-wheel to its larger, more affluent and more well-known brother to the north, Seattle. Nonetheless, this town as once the larger of the two, benefiting from its status as terminus of the Northern Pacific Railway (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Pacific_Railway), and is also featured in the name of the region's airport, Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle%E2%80%93Tacoma_International_Airport), because of its contribution to the airport's construction in the 1940s.

There is a modest skyline that is not easily seen from most directions. The city's downtown itself is very small, very walkable, and a pretty pleasant experience. Just don't smell the air (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aroma_of_Tacoma).

McKinley Park

In view of the Tacoma Dome (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacoma_Dome), a stadium sporting one of the largest wooden domes on such a venue, this freeway overpass gets the skyline of Tacoma along with the East 21st Street cable-stayed bridge and the Tacoma Dome. Would highly recommend walking up from the Tacoma Dome transit hub to see tihs.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/505/20249000165_2f41b2123b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wRkqhv)
Tacoma skyline from McKinley Way (https://flic.kr/p/wRkqhv) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/484/20254812331_1c3ed62d68_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wRRd3g)
Tacoma skyline from McKinley Way (https://flic.kr/p/wRRd3g) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/20060730188_677f32904b_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyGubq)
Tacoma skyline and the Tacoma Dome from McKinley Way (https://flic.kr/p/wyGubq) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

East 34th Street Bridge

The NRHP-listed East 34th Street Bridge is a concrete open-spandrel bridge that was built in 1937 over a gulch that would later be used by a railroad and a freeway segment of State Route 7 as it approaches Interstates 5 and 705.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/557/20254900541_61ceea8a3a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wRREg8)
Tacoma skyline from E 34th Street (https://flic.kr/p/wRREg8) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/552/20061047348_2961b4caf4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyJ7sG)
Tacoma skyline from E 34th Street (https://flic.kr/p/wyJ7sG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/297/19627779323_f0f4293cb7_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vUruYk)
Tacoma skyline from E 34th Street (https://flic.kr/p/vUruYk) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

D & Dock

To the north of the aforementioned Tacoma Dome is a small crossing over the Tacoma railyard that provides a great view of the East 21st Street Bridge as well as the Tacoma Dome.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/336/20061912358_96346da66f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyNxAE)
Tacoma skyline and East 21st Street Bridge from E D St & Dock St (https://flic.kr/p/wyNxAE) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/288/20255744641_06b82d3e26_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wRVZbz)
Tacoma Dome from E D St & Dock St (https://flic.kr/p/wRVZbz) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Bridge of Glass

The Bridge of Glass is a pedestrian bridge over I-705 on the back side of the Union Station courthouse/office complex, decorated with the works of glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, a native son of Tacoma.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/365/20248919245_e4b2a7e37d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wRk1ek)
Tacoma skyline from Bridge of Glass (https://flic.kr/p/wRk1ek) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/261/20060914538_e87ccf9ce2_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyHqYS)
Tacoma skyline panorama from Bridge of Glass (https://flic.kr/p/wyHqYS) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/519/19627786643_654f0d8c55_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vUrx9x)
Tacoma skyline panorama from Bridge of Glass (https://flic.kr/p/vUrx9x) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Court D & 11th Parking Garage

A view within downtown, which slopes downhill east towards the Thea Foss Waterway, featuring a view of Mount Tahoma Rainier looming ominously in the distance.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/299/20061525008_cfebbcec94_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wyLysd)
Tacoma skyline from Court D & 11th (https://flic.kr/p/wyLysd) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on September 26, 2015, 11:20:02 PM
Just don't smell the air (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aroma_of_Tacoma).

(http://i.imgur.com/kThan.gif)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on September 27, 2015, 01:13:32 AM
Just don't smell the air (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aroma_of_Tacoma).

(http://i.imgur.com/kThan.gif)

Even the smelly part of Everett (the Snohomish River delta) smells nicer, and they're right next to a sewage plant. Tacoma really can't shake the stigma.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on September 27, 2015, 01:22:20 AM
Just don't smell the air (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aroma_of_Tacoma).


Even the smelly part of Everett (the Snohomish River delta) smells nicer, and they're right next to a sewage plant. Tacoma really can't shake the stigma.

I just don't smell it at all (except once in a blue moon). I must be used to it.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on December 17, 2016, 01:28:00 AM
It's been a while. Here's a few shots from the last few weeks:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/383/30852192864_6d599facf4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P1iy4J)
Downtown Seattle from Columbia Center (https://flic.kr/p/P1iy4J) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/384/31578418761_59da610dff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q7tDHT)
Interstate 5 in Seattle (https://flic.kr/p/Q7tDHT) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/325/30736042443_567b91d1c1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NQ3fAg)
I-5 southbound from 112th Street on a snowy day (https://flic.kr/p/NQ3fAg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5794/31097322652_597de9a820_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PnXUBo)
Capitol Hill (https://flic.kr/p/PnXUBo) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5792/31003195156_4affd71034_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PeDtMw)
International Boulevard in Tukwila (https://flic.kr/p/PeDtMw) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5708/30503315790_7571bc5070_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Nttt4L)
Low fog over the Ship Canal Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/Nttt4L) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5510/30553011356_2d8ebdf3ac_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NxSaPS)
King Street Station at night (https://flic.kr/p/NxSaPS) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5459/30470710952_e973ac5e62_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NqAmMo)
Ferry at Colman Dock, at night (https://flic.kr/p/NqAmMo) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5449/29955696343_9b1ba04f0b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MD5LTa)
Ferry at Colman Dock (https://flic.kr/p/MD5LTa) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5624/30401163615_86c84f578b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NjrUMn)
2nd Avenue at rush hour (https://flic.kr/p/NjrUMn) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8139/29478119643_652c6d4831_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LUT4Y8)
Seattle skyline above I-5 (https://flic.kr/p/LUT4Y8) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5496/29720275683_f721f532bc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Mhhbwg)
Gold Line leaving Downtown Los Angeles (https://flic.kr/p/Mhhbwg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on December 18, 2016, 03:42:22 PM
It's been a while. Here's a few shots from the last few weeks:

Gold Line leaving Downtown Los Angeles

This one seems like a stretch.

 :bigass:
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Plutonic Panda on January 11, 2017, 10:36:22 PM
Thank you for the photos man. They're amazing and thank you for actually posting pictures and not links.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on April 27, 2017, 10:46:56 PM
A new batch of photos. My Flickr feed has tons more that gets updated weekly.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2841/34312296585_382eb7fa12_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Uh4umr)
5th & Madison area skyscrapers, viewed from Stewart Street (https://flic.kr/p/Uh4umr) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2819/33470541074_e558107d9a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SZFgLo)
Stewart Street offramp on I-5 express lanes (https://flic.kr/p/SZFgLo) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2845/33467505064_00a99beaf9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SZpHgo)
Hyatt Regency construction, April 2017 (https://flic.kr/p/SZpHgo) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2865/34181359431_873e98288c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U5upii)
Denny Substation aerial view, April 2017 (https://flic.kr/p/U5upii) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4193/33499275963_513d576224_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T3dxDv)Link train at Westlake Station (https://flic.kr/p/T3dxDv) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4168/33905640840_a2247e1306_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TE8gLu)
I-5 southbound at Ash Way P&R (https://flic.kr/p/TE8gLu) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2837/33120219274_d4f4e4d947_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SsHMim)
Everett Riverfront under construction (https://flic.kr/p/SsHMim) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3952/33117206394_a40c6e97c5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SsskF9)
Downtown Bellevue skyline from Somerset (https://flic.kr/p/SsskF9) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2813/33651170296_f74103ffe5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TgD3xj)
Virgin Atlantic 787-9 at Sea-Tac (https://flic.kr/p/TgD3xj) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3945/33519012026_b10f7d0b27_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T4XGus)
Howell Street bus lanes (https://flic.kr/p/T4XGus) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3867/33330413012_a11cd38de0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SMi5zj)
Federal Way Transit Center (https://flic.kr/p/SMi5zj) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3719/33205754341_dea933ff07_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SAhaTT)
Downtown Seattle aerial (https://flic.kr/p/SAhaTT) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/656/33154407866_191228b822_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SvK1nQ)
Westbound traffic on S. Jackson Street (https://flic.kr/p/SvK1nQ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: intelati49 on April 28, 2017, 03:33:06 PM
 :-o

Okay, this may be my favorite picture thread right now. Some of these are gorgeous. Thank you Bruce :clap:
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on April 28, 2017, 09:08:59 PM
Figure I should show at least one demolition photo:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3835/33385342922_d637329512_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SS9BjJ)
2&U site demolition, March 2017 (https://flic.kr/p/SS9BjJ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Photos from the two of the few snowy days this year:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/753/32619636772_b6a7c656c5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RGuayy)SR 531 in Smokey Point on a snowy morning (https://flic.kr/p/RGuayy) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/549/32648976711_41c7508a0f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RK5xiz)
CT 13612 in the snow near Smokey Point (https://flic.kr/p/RK5xiz) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/559/32649558541_a611df9263_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RK8wg8)
Everett Station park and ride (https://flic.kr/p/RK8wg8) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/325/30736042443_567b91d1c1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NQ3fAg)
I-5 southbound from 112th Street on a snowy day (https://flic.kr/p/NQ3fAg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/522/32772722405_c86b1a0a4b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RW1LA2)
RapidRide C Line leaving Downtown Seattle (https://flic.kr/p/RW1LA2) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/423/32254706516_f9720f10c2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R9eNvA)
Pronto Cycle Share on Capitol Hill (https://flic.kr/p/R9eNvA) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/351/32648972001_4c650ca724_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RK5vUn)
Snow-covered monorail tracks and the MoPop (https://flic.kr/p/RK5vUn) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/383/32604096912_75d5b6ef3a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RF7w6W)
Oil tankers in Seattle (https://flic.kr/p/RF7w6W) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/413/31914695984_362f3fe656_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QCcae3)
Oil tankers headed under Downtown Seattle (https://flic.kr/p/QCcae3) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/295/31914518744_1216f4f1b1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QCbfxb)
King Street Station in the snow (https://flic.kr/p/QCbfxb) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on May 14, 2017, 07:29:51 PM
A few ferry pictures:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4167/34501098942_05f0800fef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UyK9Hu)
Ferry at Colman Dock (https://flic.kr/p/UyK9Hu) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4189/34532536551_7264f70b0a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UBwh2e)
Ferries and water taxi in Seattle (https://flic.kr/p/UBwh2e) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4169/34277851270_8d64f9bd9f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ue1WXG)
M/V Chimacum sea trials near West Seattle (https://flic.kr/p/Ue1WXG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 08, 2017, 05:14:46 PM
Some recent skyline photos.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4018/35788075855_3f2cd733ca_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wwtf7B)
Seattle skyline from Kerry Park, July 2017 (https://flic.kr/p/Wwtf7B) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4038/35618551242_a86b2fcf33_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wguoms)
Seattle skyline from Bremerton Ferry, July 2017 (https://flic.kr/p/Wguoms) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4039/35788087415_55ab56ce74_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WwtixV)
Seattle skyline from Bremerton Ferry, July 2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WwtixV) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4263/35125491180_7af16375e7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VvVjLU)
Seattle skyline and I-5 from NE 75th Street (https://flic.kr/p/VvVjLU) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4180/33794107214_2d250c4a75_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TugCGW)
Downtown Seattle from Columbia Center (https://flic.kr/p/TugCGW) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: nexus73 on July 08, 2017, 06:27:14 PM
The haze seen in the third photo gets reprised here at times when I look across the bay to the east bay hills.  The clearer the view, the lower the humidity!  Then we have some mornings where the bay becomes a bowl of fog with clear sky overhead and everyplace else.  Watching water interact with the land via weather changes is interesting!

Rick
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Plutonic Panda on July 08, 2017, 08:44:46 PM
Damn. That skyline could rival Chicago one day.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on August 22, 2017, 11:29:43 AM
Non-Seattle photos of the solar eclipse, taken in Buena Vista, Oregon.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4439/36736116525_a7e07208c3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XYfczp)
Total solar eclipse from Buena Vista, OR (https://flic.kr/p/XYfczp) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4418/36736119225_d9d16006d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XYfdnX)
Buena Vista Park during totality (https://flic.kr/p/XYfdnX) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4367/36689048566_43d2b9560a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XU5XUS)
Buena Vista Park after totality (https://flic.kr/p/XU5XUS) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: nexus73 on August 22, 2017, 06:21:46 PM
Over here in North Bend OR, the lighting effect was about the same for totality as your pix shows.  It made me think of being outside on a sunny day seeing the world through some dark sunglasses.

Rick
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on January 28, 2018, 04:12:30 AM
Been a while since I last updated. Going to show some pictures of East Link, which is a 14-mile light rail extension scheduled to open in 2023. It will use the former express lanes of the I-90 floating bridge and part of the SR 520 buffer.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/East_Link_map_with_stations.png)

Lots of light rail construction starting to happen between 148th and 40th (near the Microsoft headquarters). Trains will fly over the 148th interchange and run along the east side of the freeway, stopping at two stations. An extension further to downtown Redmond will begin construction in 2019.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4707/27976466939_03421f320a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JCbGWg)
Future site of Overlake Village station (https://flic.kr/p/JCbGWg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/SR_520_eastbound_from_NE_36th_Street_in_Redmond.jpg/1280px-SR_520_eastbound_from_NE_36th_Street_in_Redmond.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/78/Redmond_Technology_Center_station_under_construction%2C_Jan._2018.jpg/1280px-Redmond_Technology_Center_station_under_construction%2C_Jan._2018.jpg)

And some progress on Mercer Island.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4506/37397999344_d48b791eaf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YYJwh9)
Mercer Island Link station construction (https://flic.kr/p/YYJwh9) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

One last look at the I-90 bridge. The deck will be removed in 2019 to make way for tracks and ties.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0f/Interstate_90_floating_bridges_after_Blue_Angels_performance_-_01.jpg/1280px-Interstate_90_floating_bridges_after_Blue_Angels_performance_-_01.jpg)

Bonus transit pictures:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4638/24621190197_2114d12dd0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DvG34g)
Light rail in Columbia City (https://flic.kr/p/DvG34g) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4735/24621189527_a8cc060d1c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DvG2RH)
Broadway (https://flic.kr/p/DvG2RH) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4560/26698104439_b58a832707_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GFdLiv)
Metro Atlantic Base (https://flic.kr/p/GFdLiv) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4452/23774711878_4a35222539_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CdTBxu)
MV Suquamish under construction (https://flic.kr/p/CdTBxu) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Plutonic Panda on January 28, 2018, 04:15:04 AM
Why are they removing the express lanes?
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on January 28, 2018, 09:30:20 PM
Why are they removing the express lanes?

The express lanes were always intended to become part of a Seattle-Bellevue rail line, as outlined in the 1976 agreement with the local governments that allowed I-90 to be finished (until then, it stopped at I-405 in Bellevue and went no further). To compensate, HOV lanes were added to the outer lanes, so there's only half as many "lost" lanes in the peak direction (plus a gain in reverse peak capacity, which helps the many Bellevue-bound commuters during the AM rush).

(https://static.seattletimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/c5f12eec-35c8-11e7-954e-4117e8378e6f-960x821.jpg)

The way it's being built on the bridge is very interesting (https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/light-rail-track-floating-bridge-i-90-sound-transit/), since this is the first time a railway will be built on a floating bridge.

(https://static.seattletimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/update-WEB-floatingbridge-parts-960x640.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on January 28, 2018, 09:52:00 PM
I think the new setup makes a lot more sense. Having 24/7 HOV not only helps reverse peak buses and cars, but also makes it so it's more in line with how "diamond lanes" are used in this area (free entry, left side of carriageway). Sure, peak AM westward traffic has one fewer HOV lane, but any lost capacity will be more than made up by light rail.

Bruce, do you know if there are any buses that do a Mercer Island loop, that might allow MI residents to access the light rail station without driving to it?
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on January 28, 2018, 10:37:27 PM
I think the new setup makes a lot more sense. Having 24/7 HOV not only helps reverse peak buses and cars, but also makes it so it's more in line with how "diamond lanes" are used in this area (free entry, left side of carriageway). Sure, peak AM westward traffic has one fewer HOV lane, but any lost capacity will be more than made up by light rail.

Bruce, do you know if there are any buses that do a Mercer Island loop, that might allow MI residents to access the light rail station without driving to it?

Mercer Island only has one all-day route (204) that goes down Island Crest Way, and a peak-only route (201) that loops around on West Mercer Way. There is also a dial-a-ride shuttle that runs from the island directly to First Hill.

I don't think Mercer Island is a good place to be running feeder buses to East Link. Maybe some shuttles and vans, but nothing full-sized. The city did reject having the 554 truncate at Mercer Island Station, so they really don't want buses on the island.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Plutonic Panda on January 29, 2018, 12:03:31 AM
Thank you for the info. I am still undecided on whether or not I like the idea of floating bridges but they are obviously working well enough for WADOT to keep using them.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on January 29, 2018, 01:12:03 AM
Thank you for the info. I am still undecided on whether or not I like the idea of floating bridges but they are obviously working well enough for WADOT to keep using them.

There's no alternative. The lake is too deep for traditional pillars, and too wide for arch supports (AFAIK).
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Plutonic Panda on January 29, 2018, 06:06:52 AM
Thank you for the info. I am still undecided on whether or not I like the idea of floating bridges but they are obviously working well enough for WADOT to keep using them.

There's no alternative. The lake is too deep for traditional pillars, and too wide for arch supports (AFAIK).
How deep is it? I didnít realize the lake is that deep and I thought they had pillars in deep deep oceans and lakes elsewhere.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on January 29, 2018, 03:16:55 PM
Thank you for the info. I am still undecided on whether or not I like the idea of floating bridges but they are obviously working well enough for WADOT to keep using them.

There's no alternative. The lake is too deep for traditional pillars, and too wide for arch supports (AFAIK).

How deep is it? I didnít realize the lake is that deep and I thought they had pillars in deep deep oceans and lakes elsewhere.

About 214 feet. This would require extremely tall main support towers, and would have been prohibitively expensive (so not impossibly deep, as I previously thought, but not feasible). Also not in keeping with the character of the surroundings (one of the reasons (https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520Bridge/About/BridgeFacts.htm) the new 520 bridge is also floating)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on January 31, 2018, 11:12:19 PM
This is the view of I-405 from atop Microsoft's (eastern) office tower in Downtown Bellevue.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/81/Interstate_405_southbound_from_Downtown_Bellevue.jpg/1280px-Interstate_405_southbound_from_Downtown_Bellevue.jpg)

Here's the new light rail station being built just below.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/69/Bellevue_Downtown_light_rail_station_under_construction%2C_Jan._2018.jpg/677px-Bellevue_Downtown_light_rail_station_under_construction%2C_Jan._2018.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: mrsman on February 04, 2018, 07:58:06 PM
Commenting on Broadway from upthread.  It is amazing to see how much they put on one street.  What used to be 2 lanes in each direction + parking on both sides has been converted to one lane in each direction, with streetcars, a left turn lane, 1 side of parking and protected bike lanes.  It's a really busy street and the city has accomplished providing room for everyone.

But it's quite congested, so thru traffic avoids Broadway.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on February 04, 2018, 08:28:17 PM
Commenting on Broadway from upthread.  It is amazing to see how much they put on one street.  What used to be 2 lanes in each direction + parking on both sides has been converted to one lane in each direction, with streetcars, a left turn lane, 1 side of parking and protected bike lanes.  It's a really busy street and the city has accomplished providing room for everyone.

But it's quite congested, so thru traffic avoids Broadway.

The one issue with Broadway seems to be, despite the lower number of cars that seem to be using the street, the trolley seems to get stuck quite often. Either behind a line of left turning cars (tiny turn lanes and protected only lefts -- booo), or a car trying to park. Using nearby residential lanes is often faster.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 08, 2018, 12:55:50 AM
Two recent shots from my commute.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4658/40145074811_678c43fb9f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24au17g)
I-5 southbound traffic approaching Mercer Street (https://flic.kr/p/24au17g) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4615/39246080565_582fe77c53_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22N3qrt)
I-5 southbound traffic approaching Mercer Street (https://flic.kr/p/22N3qrt) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on February 08, 2018, 01:13:33 AM
my commute.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/spfi6nabVuq5y/200.gif)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 08, 2018, 02:11:55 AM
my commute.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/spfi6nabVuq5y/200.gif)

It's way better when you're not the one in the driver's seat.

With the right music, it can feel downright tranquil.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVfCvrcVwAARIT4.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on February 08, 2018, 03:37:38 AM
my commute.

[Tracy Morgan "nope...nope...nope" GIF]

It's way better when you're not the one in the driver's seat.

With the right music, it can feel downright tranquil.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVfCvrcVwAARIT4.jpg

Oh, no doubt. If I worked in downtown Seattle, there's no chance I'd drive. But my current commute is 12 minutes! 1.5 hours by bus or 12 minutes by car? I love a double tall, but I'll take the car.

I will say though, judging by recent data, it looks like the drive into Seattle from the south is slightly more bearable than the drive in from the north. Which I can attest to. I drive in via 509/99/4th Ave, and I rarely hit traffic except when the 1st Ave South Bridge opens.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: mrsman on February 09, 2018, 04:00:56 PM
Two recent shots from my commute.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4658/40145074811_678c43fb9f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24au17g)
I-5 southbound traffic approaching Mercer Street (https://flic.kr/p/24au17g) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4615/39246080565_582fe77c53_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22N3qrt)
I-5 southbound traffic approaching Mercer Street (https://flic.kr/p/22N3qrt) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

I notice the white signs for the HOV lane exits.  It is surprising to still see those.  I believe taht the MUTCD has mandated green signs to denote carpool lane exits after the Bluffton University bus crash in Atlanta (I-75 @ Northside Drive).  I know that CA and several other states that had  white signs changed them to green signs.

The white signs in Atlanta in 2007:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8041307,-84.4114035,3a,75y,105.44h,93.24t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQ0y_rErf8IT0RQ0YNutwkg!2e0!7i3328!8i1664

The much clearer signage that was put up after the accident:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8043452,-84.4119028,3a,75y,115.28h,89.85t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s-q5X-SmSk-Bx2kHNurhbPg!2e0!5s20170801T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on February 09, 2018, 05:18:37 PM
Two recent shots from my commute.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4658/40145074811_678c43fb9f_b.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4615/39246080565_582fe77c53_b.jpg

I notice the white signs for the HOV lane exits.  It is surprising to still see those.  I believe that the MUTCD has mandated green signs to denote carpool lane exits after the Bluffton University bus crash in Atlanta (I-75 @ Northside Drive).  I know that CA and several other states that had  white signs changed them to green signs.

Hmm. I barely remember that crash (was 11 at the time). As far as I know, WSDOT's only new* use of green guide signs with white tabs has been on the 405's express toll lanes, on the signs that tell you when to exit the toll lanes so that you don't miss your right-hand exit: https://goo.gl/qXGHH1

As far as traditional left-hand "restricted" exits, these continue to be black-on-white. This relatively new sign for an HOV exit (from 2014 -- eastbound 520 at 108 Ave NE) is black-on-white: https://goo.gl/vN5YSW. Here's an express lane exit towards NE 128 St from southbound 405, which is black-on-white (installed late 2015): https://goo.gl/dy35iZ. Other express exits are signed in this manner, as are all other restricted exits (HOV and bus-only, such as I-5 at Ash Way).

Does anyone know, following the bus crash, what exactly changed in the MUTCD with the lane markings requirements? Something about the addition of different lane markings for lanes not continuing beyond an intersection or interchange? Not sure what this is about. I do know that WSDOT is very bad at using edge extension markings, utilising them only when an HOV lane starts (and not even then all the time). There are several exits on curves that I see drivers almost take because they feel more natural than not exiting (here (https://goo.gl/a2bFM2), for example), but guidance lines aren't provided to keep people from accidentally exiting. Even Oregon uses them, and they have very similar antics to WSDOT.

*The I-90 express HOV lanes (since closed) had California-esque green signs with HOV symbols, etc. But these have since been removed: https://goo.gl/dEE3qB. They would have been installed in the early 90s, alongside much of the early HOV infrastructure, which I believe used black-on-white signage.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 11, 2018, 10:55:12 PM
Shot on Saturday, while walking and biking around the center city:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4712/25344695757_c9a829f5d7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EBCc44)
WSDOT Charger engine at King Street Station (https://flic.kr/p/EBCc44) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4712/39504355784_6e9b23c74b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23bS9Eu)
Colorful cranes in South Lake Union (https://flic.kr/p/23bS9Eu) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4663/26343156108_20af8dda00_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G8RywG)
Cranes in South Lake Union (https://flic.kr/p/G8RywG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4632/40215507691_f3a92e6615_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24gGZmg)
Space Needle under renovation (https://flic.kr/p/24gGZmg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4756/26343243588_7dd2ecff07_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G8S1wY)
Looking towards Lake Union (https://flic.kr/p/G8S1wY) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4673/26343228628_460f3106fc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G8RW63)
PacSci, KeyArena and Queen Anne (https://flic.kr/p/G8RW63) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4616/25344835287_567c86a59f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EBCUwK)
MOHAI and Streetcar 407 (https://flic.kr/p/EBCUwK) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4624/26343160738_32a3fab7db_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G8RzUw)
Seattle Center Monorail (https://flic.kr/p/G8RzUw) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4766/25344795397_1941b998f8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EBCGEZ)
Ship Canal Bridge and University District (https://flic.kr/p/EBCGEZ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4626/25344694537_a17e535f86_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EBCbG2)
The Brothers and the Ferry (https://flic.kr/p/EBCbG2) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4698/26343237988_ab900f78a0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G8RYSq)
The Olympics and cranes (https://flic.kr/p/G8RYSq) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4723/40183148762_819e89c7e1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24dR9aG)
M/V Wenatchee and the Olympics (https://flic.kr/p/24dR9aG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4715/40183201752_1443cda8a5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24dRpVj)
Ferry at sunset (https://flic.kr/p/24dRpVj) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: mrsman on February 20, 2018, 08:40:23 PM
See the following:

https://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/htm/2009/part2/part2g.htm
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on February 21, 2018, 01:10:18 AM
See the following:

https://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/htm/2009/part2/part2g.htm

Well, shit. I know that WashDOT uses their own state supplement (in addition to the federal MUTCD), but they definitely haven't made any attempt to use green guide signs for HOV-only exits. Perhaps out state supplement requires white HOV signs? No way to know, since AFAIK WashDOT doesn't publish their supplement online.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on March 27, 2018, 07:23:38 PM

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/807/40847938132_13668f2f5d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25eAmTo)
Downtown Seattle from Columbia Center, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25eAmTo) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4783/27019878368_5d8d903095_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HaDWtS)
First Hill and Madison Street corridor (https://flic.kr/p/HaDWtS) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/813/40012721355_fe51053425_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23XME38)
Elliott Bay panorama from Columbia Center (https://flic.kr/p/23XME38) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/888/40145352785_debe3f6673_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24avqJV)
Port of Seattle from Columbia Center (https://flic.kr/p/24avqJV) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/798/40145363715_47ec74105e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24avtZn)
Eastern Denny Triangle from Columbia Center (https://flic.kr/p/24avtZn) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/893/40996554082_3df9fcc87a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25sJ4em)
Queen Anne and North Seattle from Columbia Center (https://flic.kr/p/25sJ4em) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/27167318008_679dc144e8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HoFB9C)
State ferry and water taxi at Colman Dock (https://flic.kr/p/HoFB9C) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

From Elliott Bay:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/802/40919161912_21ec1dffef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25kTpeA)
Denny Triangle and Pike Place skyline from Elliott Bay (https://flic.kr/p/25kTpeA) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/867/41038156381_a2e12dda59_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25wph9n)
Seattle skyline from Elliott Bay (https://flic.kr/p/25wph9n) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

From Rizal Park and Rizal Bridge:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/802/40995518262_1251cf3ac5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25sCKjo)
Seattle skyline from Rizal Park (https://flic.kr/p/25sCKjo) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/793/26166749187_3855c23c11_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FSgqU4)
I-5 northbound from Rizal Park (https://flic.kr/p/FSgqU4) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

From I-5:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/791/26166744987_52edeebb27_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FSgpDD)
I-5 express lanes at rush hour (https://flic.kr/p/FSgpDD) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/40995516912_31cfe73bcc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25sCJV7)
I-5 express lanes at rush hour (https://flic.kr/p/25sCJV7) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

From AMLI Arc:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/876/27167194258_27ca770299_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HoEYn1)
Denny Triangle skyline from AMLI Arc (https://flic.kr/p/HoEYn1) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/822/27166606708_e051c28a4f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HoBXGQ)
Westlake and Dexter corridor (https://flic.kr/p/HoBXGQ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/783/39229246730_fc8b957556_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22Ly9jW)
Cranes on Dexter (https://flic.kr/p/22Ly9jW) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on March 28, 2018, 01:51:04 AM
Awesome photos Bruce! It's amazing how much Seattle has grown in the last ten years.

I really need to venture up to the Columbia Center observation center on a clear day. That's one hell of a view.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Roadster on March 28, 2018, 02:42:20 PM
Just finished going through this thread.....WOW & AWESOME!

Seattle!......what a beautiful city with it gorgeous views.

Thank you for posting and sharing.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on March 28, 2018, 11:42:57 PM
Awesome photos Bruce! It's amazing how much Seattle has grown in the last ten years.

I really need to venture up to the Columbia Center observation center on a clear day. That's one hell of a view.

The observation deck is a really nice place to hang out. Tickets are good for all day (until close at 8 pm), so you can drop in multiple times and enjoy midday and sunset/night views.

There's also the free skylobby next door at the Municipal Tower, which is quiet and has a great view of I-5 / I-90 / the traffic monster.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on April 03, 2018, 09:56:24 AM
My long-awaited photo tour of the active East Link construction sites in Bellevue, Redmond, and Mercer Island is finally here. Almost all of them taken on March 16, from a rideshare bike I brought to Redmond and rode all the way back to Downtown Bellevue (a distance of 7 miles).

Redmond Technology Center (Overlake TC)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/898/26329246087_9ba2b5ca2a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7CgyK)
Redmond Technology Center station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/G7CgyK) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/872/40306372465_7014c73a2f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24pJGhi)
Overlake Transit Center temporary bays (https://flic.kr/p/24pJGhi) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/864/26329247897_6db74e08ce_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7Ch6X)
Light rail construction along SR 520 in Overlake (https://flic.kr/p/G7Ch6X) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Overlake Village

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/902/40306374105_af87e8c7ba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24pJGLz)
Overlake Village station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/24pJGLz) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/888/26329249557_860d220710_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7ChAz)
Overlake Village station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/G7ChAz) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Bel-Red/130th

(Taken before the new girders went up)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/799/40488227814_3aea324522_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24FNKxm)
East Link viaduct over Kelsey Creek (https://flic.kr/p/24FNKxm) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Spring District/120th

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/866/40306582015_a1b011790b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24pKLze)
Spring District/120th station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/24pKLze) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/896/40488207834_91ee39e38c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24FNDAS)
Spring District/120th station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/24FNDAS) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/806/41202625381_0270e408af_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25LWe3M)
Spring District/120th station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25LWe3M) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/798/41157491252_b602b612a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25GWUf9)
Spring District/120th station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25GWUf9) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/788/40306682285_886fe85184_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24pLho2)
Spring District/120th station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/24pLho2) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Wilburton

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/870/41157570392_8d5ca83c4a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25GXiLC)
Wilburton station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25GXiLC) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/796/26329586307_eab55c2695_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7E1GB)
Wilburton station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/G7E1GB) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Bellevue Downtown (Bellevue TC)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/41202847731_3bb474497b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25LXn9p)
Bellevue Downtown station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25LXn9p) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/804/26329573507_b2345919e0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7DWTV)
East Link crossing of I-405 under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/G7DWTV) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/808/26329574517_ede02c4369_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7DXck)
East Link crossing of I-405 under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/G7DXck) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/791/26329576427_a9f9b6e580_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7DXLg)
ST Express bus and East Link construction (https://flic.kr/p/G7DXLg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

South Bellevue

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/872/26329715277_a902431c97_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7EF3e)
South Bellevue station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/G7EF3e) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/803/26329720987_cfc95248d0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7EGJF)
South Bellevue station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/G7EGJF) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/809/40306843135_e10073158b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24pM7ci)
South Bellevue station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/24pM7ci) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/895/26329723297_2ab829296a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7EHqv)
South Bellevue station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/G7EHqv) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/864/41157682162_783c5ebaa4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25GXSZG)
South Bellevue station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25GXSZG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/783/26329725297_7e3d66529c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7EJ1Z)
South Bellevue station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/G7EJ1Z) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/888/41157684312_d41d7b29eb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25GXTCL)
South Bellevue station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25GXTCL) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/880/26329726997_1ee75a277c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7EJwi)
South Bellevue station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/G7EJwi) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/813/41157686272_003bf476b3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25GXUdy)
South Bellevue station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25GXUdy) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/813/41203080991_f749f7b238_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25LYyu8)
East Link and Downtown Bellevue skyline (https://flic.kr/p/25LYyu8) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Mercer Island

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/802/40488733434_50a5e81e2c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24FRkQW)
Mercer Island station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/24FRkQW) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/805/40307016695_1ae1f0bfd3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24pMZMH)
Mercer Island station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/24pMZMH) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/806/40307020355_4f82ee5458_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24pN1SP)
Mercer Island station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/24pN1SP) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/40488740124_56b8c858b9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24FRnQh)
Mercer Island station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/24FRnQh) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/787/26329952477_5b6264ac4d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7FTxT)
Mercer Island station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/G7FTxT) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Mercer Island station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25LYRKv) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Mercer Island station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/24FRq57) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Mercer Island station under construction, March 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25LYSiK) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on April 05, 2018, 01:07:37 AM
Amazon's new Seattle headquarters campus has three giant glass domes that house a few thousand tropical plants. It's a giant employee lounge that is open to the public on a very limited basis (at least for now), but I was lucky enough to get a tour through the official headquarters tour.

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Amazon Spheres from Day 1 (https://flic.kr/p/25QPzUM) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Amazon Spheres from Doppler (https://flic.kr/p/23Ymne9) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Amazon Spheres from Doppler (https://flic.kr/p/23YmnDh) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Inside the Amazon Spheres (https://flic.kr/p/25QP9Ak) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Inside the Amazon Spheres (https://flic.kr/p/GbvhyR) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Inside the Amazon Spheres (https://flic.kr/p/24KEaZ1) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Birds' nest inside the Amazon Spheres (https://flic.kr/p/25QPa32) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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View from inside the Amazon Spheres (https://flic.kr/p/HGNvdC) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Inside the Amazon Spheres (https://flic.kr/p/HGNvFw) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Inside the Amazon Spheres (https://flic.kr/p/24KEbRm) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Humidity control inside the Amazon Spheres (https://flic.kr/p/HGNw7w) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Humidity control inside the Amazon Spheres (https://flic.kr/p/24KEccS) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Plant label inside the Amazon Spheres (https://flic.kr/p/HGNwCw) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Amazon Tower III from inside the Amazon Spheres (https://flic.kr/p/24KEbth) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: nexus73 on April 05, 2018, 12:17:48 PM
Those glass domes have a Star Trek-like look to them in my eyes.  The future is here!

Rick
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on April 25, 2018, 09:28:47 PM
Took a short trip to photograph some light rail progress in North Seattle and Downtown Bellevue on Monday.

Northgate station

All of the columns and girders have been placed for the elevated guideway between the Maple Leaf portal and the tail tracks north of the station. The station's mezzanine is being formed and the garage is up to the second above-street level.

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Northgate station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/23MFhtJ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Northgate station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/GTz3ck) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Northgate station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/GTz9Dt) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Northgate station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/26tRG33) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/824/27837428318_1cee91145a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JpU6AE)
Northgate station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/JpU6AE) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Northgate station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/JpUcCj) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Northgate station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25aW5mT) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/830/27837438748_7bb543b61d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JpU9Gu)
Northgate station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/JpU9Gu) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Northgate station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/JpUaSA) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Northgate station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/23MHSG9) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Roosevelt station

The mezzanine level is now covered in concrete and scaffolding, and work is progressing up to street level.

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Roosevelt station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/23MFgFG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Roosevelt station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/26xnCve) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

U District station

Not much to report here, other than a few new steel forms for above-mezzanine structures (maybe the stairway/escalators?). I'd love to get a better view from UW Tower, if anyone has a good corner window...

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U District station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/26xnD1T) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Bellevue Downtown station

The Bellevue SEM tunnel is about 70 percent complete and should hole through to the north portal pretty soon. The curve and a restored extension of the City Hall parking garage/plaza have been prepared while the station box hasn't changed much from March. A new steel bridge has appeared over I-405, but it doesn't quite look like it could be for light rail tracks...a few people have speculated that it's for workers accessing the underside of the actual bridge, but I'm not sure myself.

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Bellevue light rail construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25rYrAf) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Bellevue light rail construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/23MFeGb) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Bellevue light rail construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/26tRF3N) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Bellevue light rail construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/23MGKMQ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Bellevue light rail construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25aXfPV) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Wilburton station

Concrete for the northern columns has been poured, while rebar cages have gone up at the site of the actual station. The columns carrying the elevated to at-grade transition along the Eastside Rail Corridor have also been in place for a while.

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Wilburton station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/26xnDKi) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Bellevue light rail construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/23MGSiq) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Spring District/120th station

Forms for the station walls are in place, while the excavated areas are covered in black tarps. Girders have appeared on the bridge that will carry East Link trains over the Kelsey Creek watershed.

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Spring District station construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25rXh5J) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Bellevue light rail construction, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/23MFjNJ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Spring District from Downtown Bellevue, April 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/25rYxYA) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on May 07, 2018, 08:33:33 PM
A few photos taken in Overlake and South Bellevue/Mercer Island on Thursday.

Overlake TC (Redmond Tech Center)

The crane for the parking garage is up, though it wasn't fully complete when I came to visit it on Thursday morning.

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Redmond Tech Center station under construction (https://flic.kr/p/25wDMEx) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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East Link construction in Overlake Village area (https://flic.kr/p/25ND85j) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Overlake Village

More columns along SR 520, including the crossing over 148th Avenue.

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East Link construction in Overlake Village area (https://flic.kr/p/25wDN3X) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Future site of Overlake Village station (https://flic.kr/p/Hf9tDr) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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East Link crossing of 148th Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/25wDPxk) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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East Link crossing of 148th Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/25wDPUn) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Surrey Downs

Work on the tunnel continues, along with grading work near the Surrey Downs Park.

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East Link south tunnel portal (https://flic.kr/p/26QeyqA) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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East Link construction in Surrey Downs (https://flic.kr/p/26U8sue) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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East Link construction in Surrey Downs (https://flic.kr/p/25wDYxK) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

South Bellevue

Columns are up all the way to the I-90 express lanes and the Winters House is wrapped in protective cover while its front yard is prepared for trench work.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/832/41041026095_c322096100_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25wDZdc)South Bellevue station under construction (https://flic.kr/p/25wDZdc) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Light rail columns in South Bellevue (https://flic.kr/p/26U8tf2) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Winters House during East Link construction (https://flic.kr/p/25wDXjn) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Mercer Island

The elevator shaft/core at the west entrance is finished and its connection to the platform is being poured. The east entrance (which seems to have the station's ancillary rooms) is much further behind.

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Mercer Island station west entrance (https://flic.kr/p/25NCZXJ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Concrete pouring at Mercer Island station (https://flic.kr/p/25wDzvn) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Mercer Island station east entrance under construction (https://flic.kr/p/25wDBKn) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Mercer Island station west entrance (https://flic.kr/p/26U8HQe) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Mercer Island station east entrance under construction (https://flic.kr/p/25wDtrt) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

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Mercer Island station east entrance under construction (https://flic.kr/p/25wEbM4) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: mrsman on May 15, 2018, 08:20:26 PM
Fantastic pictures Bruce.  I notice a lot of support structures and bridges for the under-construction segments of the light rail.  Are all of the new segments going to be fully grade separated?
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on May 15, 2018, 11:22:02 PM
Fantastic pictures Bruce.  I notice a lot of support structures and bridges for the under-construction segments of the light rail.  Are all of the new segments going to be fully grade separated?

I believe all segments except for a portion east of Bellevue. No idea why the plan isn't for 100% grade-separation. It would allow much easier automation in the future. Adding another at-grade section just seems backwards.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: mrsman on May 16, 2018, 07:32:57 PM
Fantastic pictures Bruce.  I notice a lot of support structures and bridges for the under-construction segments of the light rail.  Are all of the new segments going to be fully grade separated?

I believe all segments except for a portion east of Bellevue. No idea why the plan isn't for 100% grade-separation. It would allow much easier automation in the future. Adding another at-grade section just seems backwards.

The reason is money.  Plus, the section along MLK is already at grade.

They should've taken advice from their neighbor up north.  The biggest costs in operating transit is labor.  They could have frequent 24 hour driverless service like Vancouver.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on May 16, 2018, 09:29:49 PM
Fantastic pictures Bruce.  I notice a lot of support structures and bridges for the under-construction segments of the light rail.  Are all of the new segments going to be fully grade separated?

I believe all segments except for a portion east of Bellevue. No idea why the plan isn't for 100% grade-separation. It would allow much easier automation in the future. Adding another at-grade section just seems backwards.

The reason is money.  Plus, the section along MLK is already at grade.

They should've taken advice from their neighbor up north.  The biggest costs in operating transit is labor.  They could have frequent 24 hour driverless service like Vancouver.

They asked voters for $51B+ a couple years ago. Hard to believe they couldn't budget an additional short grade-separated section into that proposal.

Full automation will be harder while Sound Transit continues to add additional at-grade sections beyond MLK. ST plans to move forward with automation to some degree, but I'm not sure of the details of that plan.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on June 03, 2018, 02:41:27 AM
A few photos of the "Revive I-5" project, which closed the mainline lanes over the weekend, including the new Business Loop shields.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1721/27658847457_5173fe0a00_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J97PJi)Revive I-5 project from Holgate Street (https://flic.kr/p/J97PJi) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/40721328750_97a6d4199c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/253psk1)Revive I-5 project from Holgate Street (https://flic.kr/p/253psk1) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1736/41806631554_f4d2365d01_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26GiV3j)I-5 Business Loop in Seattle (https://flic.kr/p/26GiV3j) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1757/40721325390_b41814efe6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/253prk5)Revive I-5 project from Holgate Street (https://flic.kr/p/253prk5) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/42477863972_b984e7f191_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27HCa43)Revive I-5 project from Yesler Way (https://flic.kr/p/27HCa43) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1721/41627362295_12d06ffd07_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26qt7x2)Revive I-5 project from Yesler Way (https://flic.kr/p/26qt7x2) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1749/27658886567_2a07bcb84d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J982mB)
Revive I-5 elevated view from Columbia Center (https://flic.kr/p/J982mB) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on June 03, 2018, 02:44:37 AM
Fantastic pictures Bruce.  I notice a lot of support structures and bridges for the under-construction segments of the light rail.  Are all of the new segments going to be fully grade separated?

I believe all segments except for a portion east of Bellevue. No idea why the plan isn't for 100% grade-separation. It would allow much easier automation in the future. Adding another at-grade section just seems backwards.

The reason is money.  Plus, the section along MLK is already at grade.

They should've taken advice from their neighbor up north.  The biggest costs in operating transit is labor.  They could have frequent 24 hour driverless service like Vancouver.

They asked voters for $51B+ a couple years ago. Hard to believe they couldn't budget an additional short grade-separated section into that proposal.

Full automation will be harder while Sound Transit continues to add additional at-grade sections beyond MLK. ST plans to move forward with automation to some degree, but I'm not sure of the details of that plan.

Link is already fairly automated, with drivers relying on the industry-standard automatic train protection mode, with the driver in primary control but the computer as a backup/failsafe. This system can't be used on the street segments, though, which hinders automation.

We're lucky that Bellevue agreed to pay for the tunnel, otherwise we'd have at-grade trains through Downtown Bellevue. The at-grade segment along Spring Blvd/136th isn't too bad, since there's only five or so crossings in total, but could have been elevated instead.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on June 08, 2018, 01:15:13 AM
A few high-rise photos from today:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1756/42662539491_74d2576dab_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27ZWEDH)
Kerry Park panorama (https://flic.kr/p/27ZWEDH) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/27793916227_853a1f3b4c_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Jm45Yc)
South Lake Union and Cascade panorama (https://flic.kr/p/Jm45Yc) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1757/40854562370_46e6c7888c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25fbj3o)
Cascade neighborhood (https://flic.kr/p/25fbj3o) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1742/27793928867_dffe59fa25_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Jm49J8)
Dexter Avenue projects (https://flic.kr/p/Jm49J8) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/42662537941_52f9de9ac3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27ZWEbZ)
1120 Denny Way, June 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/27ZWEbZ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: nexus73 on June 08, 2018, 10:03:20 AM
The last pix reminds me of a SimCity game.  Cool job once again Bruce!

Rick
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 21, 2018, 01:02:00 AM
I got taken on a tour of the freshly-excavated Bellevue tunnel earlier today. The tunnel runs for one-third of a mile and was excavated with SEM (rather than TBMs) over a 15-month period. It will carry East Link trains under 110th Avenue in downtown Bellevue, having been part-funded by the city after years of debate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Link_Extension#Route_refinement_in_Bellevue).

Here's a few photos to tide you over until I write up my blog post.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/862/42635911765_0e36b86196_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27XAc9Z)
Bellevue Tunnel south portal (https://flic.kr/p/27XAc9Z) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/862/43541023111_8d44073830_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29kz8e2)
Bellevue Tunnel south portal (https://flic.kr/p/29kz8e2) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/919/41732514700_ca5fc98be8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26zL3Fw)
Bellevue Tunnel interior (https://flic.kr/p/26zL3Fw) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1829/42635908925_18226b8ca5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27XAbj2)
Bellevue Tunnel excavation (https://flic.kr/p/27XAbj2) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/939/43541020981_a0a13789cc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29kz7Ai)
Bellevue Tunnel north portal (https://flic.kr/p/29kz7Ai) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/932/43541064281_caa5a20452_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29kzksR)
Bellevue Tunnel north portal (https://flic.kr/p/29kzksR) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/41732539500_7cd7c18687_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26zLb47)
Bellevue Tunnel north portal (https://flic.kr/p/26zLb47) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/838/43541066841_9cf956a4a8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29kzmdZ)
Bellevue Tunnel north portal (https://flic.kr/p/29kzmdZ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/933/41732541030_768a32d19a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26zLbvu)
Bellevue Downtown Station excavation (https://flic.kr/p/26zLbvu) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on July 21, 2018, 01:40:58 AM
Just like how Center City-goers are able to take advantage of the downtown bus tunnel today (to a degree), and probably can't imagine a time when it wasn't there, future generations will ride through downtown Bellevue without giving it a second thought. Yet, here we are, watching it go up (or down, as it were).

Dammit I love infrastructure.

Looking forward to your STB article. You always put together a good read.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 30, 2018, 06:26:47 PM
Convention Place Station, the northern terminus of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, was closed permanently on July 21, 2018, to make way for the expanded convention center.

Took a few photos on Saturday, and it's amazing how fast they're doing it:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1815/42837930645_6f588a1bf8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28grAk8)
Convention Place platform demolition (https://flic.kr/p/28grAk8) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1831/29871319458_29920bdddc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MvCjzh)
Convention Place platform demolition (https://flic.kr/p/MvCjzh) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/849/43026262834_6111a4f91d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28y5QVQ)
Convention Place platform demolition (https://flic.kr/p/28y5QVQ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1779/42837978645_73267063a5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28grQAH)
Convention Place platform demolition (https://flic.kr/p/28grQAH) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1835/43694392872_b71bb46e80_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29z8bHf)
Convention Place platform demolition (https://flic.kr/p/29z8bHf) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1799/29871334518_a25d88a2de_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MvCp3W)
Convention Place platform demolition (https://flic.kr/p/MvCp3W) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1771/43694397492_bbf38bd32b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29z8d5U)
Convention Place plaza demolition (https://flic.kr/p/29z8d5U) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 30, 2018, 06:56:29 PM
Demolition work at the future Lynnwood City Center Station has begun.

First up: the McDonald's Furniture Store.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/928/43749435041_73e0d67923_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29DZhQa)
Lynnwood Station demolition (https://flic.kr/p/29DZhQa) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1772/43033309354_b4efe19d81_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28yGXBy)
Lynnwood Station demolition (https://flic.kr/p/28yGXBy) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/849/43749436341_4b2801cea6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29DZidz)
Lynnwood Station demolition (https://flic.kr/p/29DZidz) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1811/43033311224_5d0ef7e482_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28yGYaN)
Lynnwood Station demolition (https://flic.kr/p/28yGYaN) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Up next: the Black Angus.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1834/43749440751_05d097756a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29DZjwB)
Lynnwood Station demolition (https://flic.kr/p/29DZjwB) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Plutonic Panda on July 30, 2018, 09:24:48 PM
Shouldnít these photos be in the mass transit section?
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on July 30, 2018, 10:06:20 PM
Shouldnít these photos be in the mass transit section?

His photos fit the subject of the thread ("Seattle-area photos").
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Plutonic Panda on July 30, 2018, 10:53:45 PM
Shouldnít these photos be in the mass transit section?

His photos fit the subject of the thread ("Seattle-area photos").
A thread on a road based forum that has a section dedicated to mass transit. I would think the pictures would be related to roads. I like the pictures and enjoy seeing them, but I think they would be more appropriate in the mass transit section.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on July 30, 2018, 11:09:36 PM
Shouldnít these photos be in the mass transit section?

His photos fit the subject of the thread ("Seattle-area photos").

A thread on a road based forum that has a section dedicated* to mass transit. I would think the pictures would be related to roads. I like the pictures and enjoy seeing them, but I think they would be more appropriate in the mass transit section.

*dedicated to the discussion of mass transit. This is not a really discussion thread, so it would be inappropriate in the Mass Transit board IMO. Bruce does have a Mass Transit thread for Seattle, but the photos in there are only of transit. This particular thread has many types of photos, as you can see on previous pages. Never mind that divvying up photos based solely on their content is a giant waste of time. Just keep scrolling if a particular set doesn't pique your interest.

While the description of this board does include "road-related photos", most types of transit use roads, or at least their ROW, so it's still fair-game here in my opinion.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Plutonic Panda on July 30, 2018, 11:21:13 PM
I am interested and do enjoy his photos, but I stand by my comment of photos of mass transit being more appropriate for a thread in the mass transit section. Iíll just agree to disagree I guess. :)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Plutonic Panda on July 30, 2018, 11:22:51 PM
Edit: I just noticed this isnít in the Northwest section anymore. That is because I have commented on this thread before, I am subscribed to it automatically? Am I crazy, or did this thread used to be on the Pacafic Northwest Section?
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on July 30, 2018, 11:29:33 PM
I am interested and do enjoy his photos, but I stand by my comment of photos of mass transit being more appropriate for a thread in the mass transit section. Iíll just agree to disagree I guess. :)

Very well.

Edit: I just noticed this isnít in the Northwest section anymore. That is because I have commented on this thread before, I am subscribed to it automatically? Am I crazy, or did this thread used to be on the Pacafic Northwest Section?

Doesn't look like it. Probably because photo-based threads generally go in the photos board. ;-)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Plutonic Panda on July 31, 2018, 01:18:21 AM
I am interested and do enjoy his photos, but I stand by my comment of photos of mass transit being more appropriate for a thread in the mass transit section. Iíll just agree to disagree I guess. :)

Very well.

Edit: I just noticed this isnít in the Northwest section anymore. That is because I have commented on this thread before, I am subscribed to it automatically? Am I crazy, or did this thread used to be on the Pacafic Northwest Section?

Doesn't look like it. Probably because photo-based threads generally go in the photos board. ;-)
LOL! I must be crazy. I feel like a fool. Carry on!
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on August 17, 2018, 03:49:53 AM
The air quality in Seattle has dropped to record-worse levels, rivaling those of Beijing and New Delhi, due to wildfire smoke drifting south from British Columbia. Many of the most iconic views in Seattle are now shrouded in haze:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1799/29143796387_9f24cbe9ac_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Lpkzj4)
Wildfire smoke from Kerry Park (https://flic.kr/p/Lpkzj4) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1832/43362667424_9e5bc258db_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/294P1hY)
Wildfire smoke from Bhy Kracke Park (https://flic.kr/p/294P1hY) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1833/30212988738_28ebb39f64_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/N2PsWW)
Wildfire smoke from West Seattle (https://flic.kr/p/N2PsWW) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1812/29143797787_a044d55e54_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LpkzJc)
Wildfire smoke from West Seattle Water Taxi (https://flic.kr/p/LpkzJc) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1772/44081159261_1b3897956d_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aaisTg)
3rd Avenue, wildfire smoke (https://flic.kr/p/2aaisTg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

It wasn't much better in Bellevue.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1776/44032749652_4d9efcf7bf_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a62moQ)
Bellevue wildfire smoke, looking south (https://flic.kr/p/2a62moQ) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1818/43174804045_33deb98751_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28Mda4c)
Bellevue wildfire smoke, looking east (https://flic.kr/p/28Mda4c) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

And a comparison shot between July 31 (a somewhat hazy day) and August 15:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1780/43174805635_3354ab43f1_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28MdawB)
Bellevue wildfire smoke comparison (https://flic.kr/p/28MdawB) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on September 01, 2018, 01:37:53 AM
A quick update for Northgate Link: Platform-level steel at Northgate Stations has gone up, the parking stalls are striped, and an escalator/stair bank is going in on the north side.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1895/44397638001_d134cdc5f7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aDguZg[/url)
Northgate Station and Metro bus (https://flic.kr/p/2aDguZg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1873/30529931418_f49dabecc3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NvPSXU)
Northgate Station structure, seen from northeast (https://flic.kr/p/NvPSXU) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1898/43680478354_1c33a0ea85_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29xTSpL)
Northgate Station structure, seen from northeast (https://flic.kr/p/29xTSpL) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1873/30529930548_8c3f4a268e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NvPSGU)
Northgate Station structure, seen from northeast (https://flic.kr/p/NvPSGU) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1867/44397639381_9635d19030_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aDgvp4)
Northgate Station structure, seen from northeast (https://flic.kr/p/2aDgvp4) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1879/43490094345_5f8fca57fa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29g56SR)
Northgate Station structure, seen from northeast (https://flic.kr/p/29g56SR) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1844/42588910980_692d22f6b2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27TrisC)
Northgate Station escalator (https://flic.kr/p/27TrisC) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1846/42588913760_ac893e6428_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27Trjhy)
Northgate Station platform level (https://flic.kr/p/27Trjhy) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1865/43490100705_e3f81af3fa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29g58Lv)
Northgate Station (https://flic.kr/p/29g58Lv) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1842/44397677731_6c42f4bddd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aDgGNg)
Northgate Station garage (https://flic.kr/p/2aDgGNg) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1874/42588916900_2c4ae31206_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27TrkdG)
Northgate Station (https://flic.kr/p/27TrkdG) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

The next escalator bank will be connected to the mezzanine above the future bus bays.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1858/43490097245_5dff6b6f01_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29g57JR)
Northgate Station mezzanine (https://flic.kr/p/29g57JR) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

Meanwhile at Roosevelt Station, the south entrance has its steel, while the north entrance is still waiting.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1861/42589004950_0a873d62c9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27TrMoN)
Roosevelt Station south entrance (https://flic.kr/p/27TrMoN) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1890/43490217535_6f50f8b8d5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29g5JuP)
Roosevelt Station south entrance (https://flic.kr/p/29g5JuP) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1894/29460872757_c623ef1c5e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LTmF52)
Roosevelt Station south entrance (https://flic.kr/p/LTmF52) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1849/44348465892_86921da5a3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ayVtQh)
Roosevelt Station south entrance (https://flic.kr/p/2ayVtQh) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1868/29460873257_8bfb922dc0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LTmFdD)
Roosevelt Station north entrance (https://flic.kr/p/LTmFdD) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

U District Station is lagging behind, but has a big concrete pour scheduled for later next week. We should see it at street level soon enough.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1877/42589003440_4453f2e739_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27TrLWL)
U District Station, August 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/27TrLWL) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on September 17, 2018, 12:20:57 PM
A quick look at the new passenger terminal being constructed at Paine Field. It's expected to open soon and be served by West Coast and Midwest flights from Alaska Airlines and United Airlines.

It's a short walk from a new BRT station (to begin service in February) and will eventually be connected by light rail in 2036.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1849/29804772317_8f58100cbb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MpKfqM)
Paine Field passenger terminal under construction (https://flic.kr/p/MpKfqM) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1845/43832933555_b85a8d4d1a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29Mnf2H)
Paine Field passenger terminal under construction (https://flic.kr/p/29Mnf2H) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1847/29804835097_0d906bfae8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MpKz6c)
Swift Green Line at Paine Field (https://flic.kr/p/MpKz6c) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1868/42931624880_5b99d22bff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28pHNmY)
Flying over Swift (https://flic.kr/p/28pHNmY) by SounderBruce (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 03, 2019, 11:23:42 PM
A few tunnel pictures from yesterday's event.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyiLv91U8AAZr3Q.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyiLv8GU8AAm24h.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyiKUNmVYAAA4ix.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyiMA6IV4AErMeT.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyiLv-mVYAA1Y3r.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyiMO5jVAAAo5cO.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on February 04, 2019, 12:07:04 AM
Jesus Bruce, you're going the wrong way down that tunnel!

Still trying to figure out what happened to the whole ticket thing.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: ErmineNotyours on February 04, 2019, 11:00:38 AM
I jinxed it.  Every time I print out a ticket, they never ask for it.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 05, 2019, 02:10:16 AM
A few shots from today's snowstorm:

(https://i.imgur.com/luUkbYE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CtYKwkh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4XQxV51.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dA0wziW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZVOJ8L6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iAlEqh0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VAXYkbs.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 10, 2019, 01:55:25 AM
A few photos from today:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzBZRhPVYAUQ54X.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzA_RFGV4AAeIzi.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzA7H8IUwAAELF_.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzArGPSU8AACHS5.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzBagkTVAAAN410.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzBagowU8AACnay.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzBatP8UUAANI2_.jpg)

The last few pictures were taken aboard the Route 90 bus, which only shows up during snow events. A rare treat!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzBbIruV4AE17OG.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 20, 2019, 11:49:10 PM
I went around the three main demolition sites for the Alaskan Way Viaduct yesterday to snag some pictures. Things looked pretty active at all three, though the equipment was mostly idle at two of them.

North end

The view from 1st Avenue and Battery Street at the north end of the viaduct:

(https://i.imgur.com/Q4spHZF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6jghxZN.jpg)

And looking at a section crossing over Western Avenue at Bell Street (which include some barbed wire fencing):

(https://i.imgur.com/UT2vIW6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XrGqpQc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3wkkw9p.jpg)

Some of these machines have water hoses built in, so an extra worker to spray down the debris (and dust) isn't even needed:

(https://i.imgur.com/dEUm9dx.jpg)

Columbia Street ramp

Note the office of our favorite new source off to the left:

(https://i.imgur.com/6SD6Ms0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QMDL3Lj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lcmjqAD.jpg)

Alaskan Way & Pike-Pine

(https://i.imgur.com/qi1r1y0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NrCwRV8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iRTj5UD.jpg)

From MarketFront/Steinbrueck Park:

(https://i.imgur.com/kAZPO3Z.jpg)

Dearborn Ramp

The new northbound offramp from SR 99 to Dearborn Street also opened yesterday, with a shoulder/bus lane. The ramp is designed to withstand a major earthquake with shape-memory alloy bars and flexible concrete (more details here (https://www.seattlepi.com/viaducttotunnel/article/South-Dearborn-SR-99-off-ramp-open-earthquake-13628673.php)).

(https://i.imgur.com/cXDFO0x.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EgmrWIr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uVlD5RA.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on February 21, 2019, 06:05:46 PM
Great photos Bruce!

They're really knocking it out quick. Very interesting the pattern in which they are demolishing the viaduct. Seems to be almost random. I figured it would go one end to the other. and although it largely appears to be going north to south, there has then some demolition at the south end already, so I expected them to start there.

Nice to see some buses using that Dearborn exit. I can only imagine that particular ramp becoming quite a popular route for future bus lines. I'm not sure what routes currently use the ramp. The ones that previously used Seneca?
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 22, 2019, 12:31:34 AM
Nice to see some buses using that Dearborn exit. I can only imagine that particular ramp becoming quite a popular route for future bus lines. I'm not sure what routes currently use the ramp. The ones that previously used Seneca?

Pretty much. I saw the C Line, a few 50-series routes, and the 120 all on the ramp, so I imagine that they'll all transition to it. I did hear a few trips skipping the ramp on the first day because drivers weren't familiar with the change, but it's been smoothed over.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on February 22, 2019, 02:40:51 PM
Nice to see some buses using that Dearborn exit. I can only imagine that particular ramp becoming quite a popular route for future bus lines. I'm not sure what routes currently use the ramp. The ones that previously used Seneca?

Pretty much. I saw the C Line, a few 50-series routes, and the 120 all on the ramp, so I imagine that they'll all transition to it. I did hear a few trips skipping the ramp on the first day because drivers weren't familiar with the change, but it's been smoothed over.

Gotcha. I think quite a few people are still confused about the ramp. Yesterday while driving northbound on 99, I was one of only maybe three cars in the right exit-only lane for Dearborn (in the stretch that was previously a bus-only lane) until the very last second. Granted, there's never been an exit there before, but I suspect more than a few people who originally exited at Seneca probably mean to exit at Dearborn/Alaskan Way, but aren't thinking that far ahead.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 27, 2019, 10:08:41 PM
A few shots from an outing in Sultan, WA yesterday. It's a classic mountain town nestled along US 2 on the way to Stevens Pass.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e3/Main_Street_from_3rd_Street%2C_Sultan%2C_WA.jpg/1280px-Main_Street_from_3rd_Street%2C_Sultan%2C_WA.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e0/Main_Street_from_6th_Street%2C_Sultan%2C_WA.jpg/1280px-Main_Street_from_6th_Street%2C_Sultan%2C_WA.jpg)

US 2 cuts through the south side of the town, and has a single traffic light.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cc/U.S._Route_2_%28Stevens_Pass_Highway%29_in_Sultan%2C_WA.jpg/1280px-U.S._Route_2_%28Stevens_Pass_Highway%29_in_Sultan%2C_WA.jpg)

This bridge carries US 2 across the Sultan River, a minor tributary of the Skykomish River, which the highway follows into the mountains.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/07/U.S._Route_2_Sultan_River_Bridge.jpg/1280px-U.S._Route_2_Sultan_River_Bridge.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: AsphaltPlanet on February 28, 2019, 11:10:54 AM
I don't always agree with your point of view Bruce, but I have to say, I always enjoy your photos.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 28, 2019, 03:53:58 PM
Another quick shot, this time of the SR 520 Floating Bridge and Downtown Bellevue:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a7/Bellevue_skyline_and_SR_520_Floating_Bridge_from_University_District.jpg/1280px-Bellevue_skyline_and_SR_520_Floating_Bridge_from_University_District.jpg)

I don't always agree with your point of view Bruce, but I have to say, I always enjoy your photos.

Thanks. It is nice to be on this forum and run into people who have opposing viewpoints but are respectful about it.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on March 05, 2019, 02:31:41 AM
On Monday morning, the first commercial flights in over 50 years took off from Paine Field in Everett, about 30 miles north of Seattle.

A private company built a two-gate terminal at the airport, which is primarily used to deliver Boeing's widebody jetliners, and had planned for a mid-February opening that was pushed back by the federal government shutdown. It was a happy coincidence that a major snowstorm arrived that week, so flights would have been cancelled. Instead, the opening day was a sunny and crisp late-winter day with a full view of the Olympic Mountains to the west.

The airport will have regular passenger service from Alaska Airlines and United Airlines, but the former will be operating alone for a few weeks. Both airlines will use smaller jets (Embraer E175s, mostly) to serve destinations on the West Coast and hubs in Denver and Chicago. It allows residents of Snohomish County (pop. 800K) and surrounding areas to avoid congestion in Seattle when traveling to Sea-Tac Airport, which is already overburdened by its record-breaking passenger counts and lack of space to really expand.

The revival of passenger commercial service has been fairly controversial. Mukilteo, the suburban city to the west of the airport, had successfully stalled plans for well over 40 years through environmental litigation and federal appeals. The county council finally signed off on a plan in 2015 and Mukilteo's appeal failed, so construction on the terminal began as scheduled in June 2017.

Anyway, onto the pictures!

Here's the terminal itself:

(https://i.imgur.com/Dx1LTbr.jpg)

Check in area:

(https://i.imgur.com/0OO4rCa.jpg)

Digital screen with every departing flight (and plenty of room for more):

(https://i.imgur.com/z7zp9bf.jpg)

Baggage claim:

(https://i.imgur.com/jIT9ega.jpg)

The terminal, which has lounge-style seating and a ton of power and USB outlets.

(https://i.imgur.com/c8daaIc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NTACEhV.jpg)

There's also two fireplaces and two displays with historic artifacts.

(https://i.imgur.com/paioaBT.jpg)

One of the two (actually 2.5) gates:

(https://i.imgur.com/tXRUKzk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9ext2e1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IFhoo9j.png)

There's also glass jetways:

(https://i.imgur.com/ZmsVL2L.jpg)

Ceremonial Flight Number 1 to Portland:

(https://i.imgur.com/5YjN9wy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4qaZVab.jpg)

Flight Number 2 to Las Vegas:

(https://i.imgur.com/v9KyZL5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mijmV61.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NjugH04.jpg)

An airport so small that you can see the front door and parking lot all the way from the gate:

(https://i.imgur.com/uZQE5cg.png)

And beyond the gate, there is a future BRT station that will open on March 24.

(https://i.imgur.com/QLyYL3G.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: abefroman329 on March 05, 2019, 06:37:30 AM
That departures board is gorgeous.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on March 05, 2019, 06:28:46 PM
That departures board is gorgeous.

It's a digital replica of the classic Solari boards. We need way more of these in non-essential areas of airports, just for their aesthetic quality.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Plutonic Panda on March 05, 2019, 07:21:50 PM
Is that BRT line at the end of the soon to be BRT route or are they adding a station to an existing route?
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on March 05, 2019, 09:40:56 PM
Is that BRT line at the end of the soon to be BRT route or are they adding a station to an existing route?

Brand new route, the second in a countywide network. It will intersect with the existing Swift Blue Line a few stops down from the airport, and also connect with a few major bus routes (including my own), but no express buses to Seattle because of a quirk in I-5 ramp placement.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Plutonic Panda on March 05, 2019, 10:09:02 PM
Is that BRT line at the end of the soon to be BRT route or are they adding a station to an existing route?

Brand new route, the second in a countywide network. It will intersect with the existing Swift Blue Line a few stops down from the airport, and also connect with a few major bus routes (including my own), but no express buses to Seattle because of a quirk in I-5 ramp placement.
Itís nice to see them being proactive about transit to the airport. In my hometown(OKC), mass transit is a complete after thought. They canceled the bus they had due to ďlow demandĒ which was likely due to the fact that it was a glorified shuttle running twice a day or so and only certain days out of the week. BRT seems like it should be convenient enough to offer a viable alternative to driving to the airport.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on March 06, 2019, 02:02:11 AM
The BRT was actually planned a little before final approval for the airport project, as it mainly will be used to get workers to the Boeing plant that sits just north. The other terminus is a major suburban tech hub that includes a few Boeing offices, while a major suburb (Mill Creek) sits in between. The airport terminal itself is only about a quarter-mile from the BRT stops, with only two low-speed, low-traffic crosswalks before reaching the main road...all in all, a good compromise. There's also a bus route that will have door-to-door service to the main transit hub in Everett, via a long and winding route.

The next northern light rail expansion in 2036 will include a station near Paine Field, though the exact location will likely be determined in conjunction with future airport terminal expansions. Once that is finished, Paine will be about the same distance from Downtown Seattle as Sea-Tac by rail, at around 40 minutes...and that doesn't include the long walk to the terminal from Sea-Tac Station.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: abefroman329 on March 06, 2019, 08:58:36 AM
That departures board is gorgeous.

It's a digital replica of the classic Solari boards. We need way more of these in non-essential areas of airports, just for their aesthetic quality.
I realize it's impractical and expensive, but we should've kept the classic Solari boards, or started manufacturing more split-flap mechanical boards.

I wonder if there's someone out there saying "we should've kept maintaining departure/arrival information on chalkboards, hand-written by an agent"
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on March 06, 2019, 02:11:51 PM
Totally agree. I'd buy a damn plane ticket just to see that board!

Were you part of a media event?

Great photos as usual. I would love to know if the PSRC is considering a southern relief airport as well (though it helps already that Seatac is south of Seattle, though not by much, especially for Olympia residents).
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on March 16, 2019, 02:57:17 AM
Totally agree. I'd buy a damn plane ticket just to see that board!

Were you part of a media event?

Great photos as usual. I would love to know if the PSRC is considering a southern relief airport as well (though it helps already that Seatac is south of Seattle, though not by much, especially for Olympia residents).

I was part of the media event and got credentialed in. For those of us who weren't able to board the plane, we got a printed boarding pass with a standby for a non-existent flight, then went through TSA like the rest. It was a pretty neat way of clinching an airport. :P
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on March 21, 2019, 03:09:51 AM
Tuesday was so nice that I decided to sweat it out in the heat and visit a few skyline vantages.

Ella Bailey Park, Magnolia

(https://i.imgur.com/8dXDg76.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jxULley.jpg)

Kerry Park

(https://i.imgur.com/CtlCPq0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/co7uGud.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Seattle_skyline_from_Kerry_Park%2C_March_2019.jpg/2500px-Seattle_skyline_from_Kerry_Park%2C_March_2019.jpg)

Rizal Bridge

(https://i.imgur.com/YNwbHaN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ARbNr8y.jpg)

Westlake & Galer

(https://i.imgur.com/XMs6cqf.jpg)

Morning commute on I-5

(https://i.imgur.com/8VVIz7Y.jpg)

Columbia Center Observatory

(https://i.imgur.com/ayBcN8m.jpg)

Mount Baker Ridge

(https://i.imgur.com/IuvQNlu.jpg)

And looking across the water at Bellevue and Mercer Island:

(https://i.imgur.com/EFyzSFY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DmWMOmt.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on April 11, 2019, 02:36:25 AM
A few shots of the Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition work taken last week at Columbia Street.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/89/Alaskan_Way_Viaduct_demolition_at_Columbia_Street%2C_April_2019_-_01.jpg/1280px-Alaskan_Way_Viaduct_demolition_at_Columbia_Street%2C_April_2019_-_01.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/37/Alaskan_Way_Viaduct_demolition_at_Columbia_Street%2C_April_2019_-_02.jpg/1280px-Alaskan_Way_Viaduct_demolition_at_Columbia_Street%2C_April_2019_-_02.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/66/Alaskan_Way_Viaduct_demolition_at_Columbia_Street%2C_April_2019_-_03.jpg/1280px-Alaskan_Way_Viaduct_demolition_at_Columbia_Street%2C_April_2019_-_03.jpg)

And two shots from the SR 520 Floating Bridge a few weeks earlier.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/Evergreen_Point_Floating_Bridge_west_approach%2C_looking_eastbound_%282019%29.jpg/1280px-Evergreen_Point_Floating_Bridge_west_approach%2C_looking_eastbound_%282019%29.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Evergreen_Point_Floating_Bridge_eastbound_from_HOV_lane.jpg/1280px-Evergreen_Point_Floating_Bridge_eastbound_from_HOV_lane.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: paulthemapguy on April 11, 2019, 09:46:08 AM
I kind of feel like mourning the demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, but that desire is overshadowed by my looking forward to how awesome the Seattle skyline is going to look, unobstructed.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on April 17, 2019, 09:00:18 PM
A United Express jet coming to land at Paine Field, with SR 526 and the Boeing flightline (including the first testframe 777X) in the background.

(https://i.imgur.com/UElRvPM.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on August 14, 2019, 12:52:10 PM
Panorama from the water taxi taken yesterday:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/Seattle_skyline_panorama_from_Elliott_Bay_water_taxi%2C_August_2019.jpg/3500px-Seattle_skyline_panorama_from_Elliott_Bay_water_taxi%2C_August_2019.jpg)

Full resolution version available here on Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Seattle_skyline_panorama_from_Elliott_Bay_water_taxi,_August_2019.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle
Post by: nexus73 on August 14, 2019, 02:39:59 PM
Panorama from the water taxi taken yesterday:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/Seattle_skyline_panorama_from_Elliott_Bay_water_taxi%2C_August_2019.jpg/3500px-Seattle_skyline_panorama_from_Elliott_Bay_water_taxi%2C_August_2019.jpg)

Full resolution version available here on Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Seattle_skyline_panorama_from_Elliott_Bay_water_taxi,_August_2019.jpg)

Wonderful view!  I had a similar one from around Bellevue back in the Eighties.

Rick
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: compdude787 on September 07, 2019, 09:20:15 PM
^ Boy, it sure looks different without the viaduct!!
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on September 08, 2019, 01:49:47 AM
A few pictures of East Link construction taken last week. I'll have more for the Seattle Transit Blog once I'm finished with Railvolution.

Redmond Technology Station:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/77/Redmond_Technology_Station_under_construction%2C_Sept._2019.jpg/1280px-Redmond_Technology_Station_under_construction%2C_Sept._2019.jpg)

Overlake Village Station:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/70/Overlake_Village_Station_under_construction%2C_Sept._2019.jpg/1280px-Overlake_Village_Station_under_construction%2C_Sept._2019.jpg)

Bel-Red/130th Station:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/60/Bel-Red_130th_Station_under_construction%2C_Sept._2019.jpg/1280px-Bel-Red_130th_Station_under_construction%2C_Sept._2019.jpg)

Spring District/120th Station:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/29/Spring_District_120th_Station_under_construction%2C_Sept._2019.jpg/1280px-Spring_District_120th_Station_under_construction%2C_Sept._2019.jpg)

South Bellevue Station:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/79/South_Bellevue_Station_under_construction%2C_Sept._2019.jpg/1280px-South_Bellevue_Station_under_construction%2C_Sept._2019.jpg)

Mercer Island Station:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/67/Mercer_Island_Station_under_construction%2C_Sept._2019.jpg/1280px-Mercer_Island_Station_under_construction%2C_Sept._2019.jpg)

I-90 floating bridge:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/Interstate_90_floating_bridges_from_East_Portal_Viewpoint%2C_Sept._2019.jpg/1280px-Interstate_90_floating_bridges_from_East_Portal_Viewpoint%2C_Sept._2019.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Verlanka on September 08, 2019, 05:29:25 AM
^ Boy, it sure looks different without the viaduct!!
Completely different, that is.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on October 02, 2019, 11:38:49 PM
A few skyline shots from yesterday:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7e/Downtown_Seattle_skyline_from_Kerry_Park_-_October_2019.jpg/2200px-Downtown_Seattle_skyline_from_Kerry_Park_-_October_2019.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6f/Downtown_Seattle_skyline_from_Kinnear_Place%2C_Queen_Anne_Hill_-_October_2019.jpg/2200px-Downtown_Seattle_skyline_from_Kinnear_Place%2C_Queen_Anne_Hill_-_October_2019.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Downtown_Seattle_skyline_from_Magnolia_Bridge_-_October_2019.jpg/2200px-Downtown_Seattle_skyline_from_Magnolia_Bridge_-_October_2019.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8e/Downtown_Seattle_skyline_from_Ella_Bailey_Park%2C_Magnolia_-_October_2019.jpg/1280px-Downtown_Seattle_skyline_from_Ella_Bailey_Park%2C_Magnolia_-_October_2019.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on October 03, 2019, 02:43:00 AM
I think they need to trim a couple of those trees at Kerry Park.

Great shots! Seattle sure is thickening up. We need a before/after shot from Kerry Park.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: nexus73 on October 03, 2019, 10:25:12 AM
What is the middle section of the I-90 floating bridge for?  Reversible lanes?  Light rail?

Rick
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Rothman on October 03, 2019, 04:40:07 PM
What's a donut hole for?
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on October 03, 2019, 05:07:33 PM
What is the middle section of the I-90 floating bridge for?  Reversible lanes?  Light rail?

Rick

Light rail. The Link Blue Line will be the first railway in the world to cross a floating bridge (using some new solutions (https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/light-rail-track-floating-bridge-i-90-sound-transit/)) and should open in 2023 (if not earlier).
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: nexus73 on October 03, 2019, 06:13:35 PM
What is the middle section of the I-90 floating bridge for?  Reversible lanes?  Light rail?

Rick

Light rail. The Link Blue Line will be the first railway in the world to cross a floating bridge (using some new solutions (https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/light-rail-track-floating-bridge-i-90-sound-transit/)) and should open in 2023 (if not earlier).

Thank you for letting me know Bruce.

Rick
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: stevashe on October 05, 2019, 02:47:36 PM
What is the middle section of the I-90 floating bridge for?  Reversible lanes?  Light rail?

Rick

Light rail. The Link Blue Line will be the first railway in the world to cross a floating bridge (using some new solutions (https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/light-rail-track-floating-bridge-i-90-sound-transit/)) and should open in 2023 (if not earlier).

Thank you for letting me know Bruce.

Rick

It was reversible lanes before the light rail construction started, however.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on November 02, 2019, 02:04:37 AM
From earlier today: some traffic congestion on I-5 at NE 145th Street. You can see a strip of land on the right shoulder being prepared for light rail construction.

(https://i.imgur.com/e4m2Mxj.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on November 21, 2019, 12:50:44 AM
Down under I-90:

(https://i.imgur.com/Xy0y2Ot.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on December 14, 2019, 12:25:00 PM
I got to tour one of our new light rail stations that is set to open in 2021. Full gallery here: https://seattletransitblog.com/2019/12/14/finishing-touches-for-northgate-link-as-work-continues-below/

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49215903637_8a5ace88f4_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on December 14, 2019, 07:01:52 PM
I got to tour one of our new light rail stations that is set to open in 2021. Full gallery here: https://seattletransitblog.com/2019/12/14/finishing-touches-for-northgate-link-as-work-continues-below/

Awesome photos.

Is it fair to say that the old Bon Marche was "temporarily" part of Macy's? It's been branded as Macy's since 2005, with "Macy's" being part of name since 2003. That seems like a rather lengthy amount of time to label "temporary".
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on December 14, 2019, 09:14:58 PM
I got to tour one of our new light rail stations that is set to open in 2021. Full gallery here: https://seattletransitblog.com/2019/12/14/finishing-touches-for-northgate-link-as-work-continues-below/

Awesome photos.

Is it fair to say that the old Bon Marche was "temporarily" part of Macy's? It's been branded as Macy's since 2005, with "Macy's" being part of name since 2003. That seems like a rather lengthy amount of time to label "temporary".

Considering that's 14-16 years out of the 69-year history of the mall, I think it's fair to call it temporary. I refuse to acknowledge the company that killed off the Bon.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on December 14, 2019, 09:24:46 PM
I got to tour one of our new light rail stations that is set to open in 2021. Full gallery here: https://seattletransitblog.com/2019/12/14/finishing-touches-for-northgate-link-as-work-continues-below/

Awesome photos.

Is it fair to say that the old Bon Marche was "temporarily" part of Macy's? It's been branded as Macy's since 2005, with "Macy's" being part of name since 2003. That seems like a rather lengthy amount of time to label "temporary".

Considering that's 14-16 years out of the 69-year history of the mall, I think it's fair to call it temporary. I refuse to acknowledge the company that killed off the Bon.

I get that; I'm sure you're not alone there. I guess "temporary" is relative. I just wouldn't personally call 20% of its life "temporary". But that's just me, and I didn't write the article.

Then again, for all we know, the recession could have killed off the Bon. At least Macy's outlived Lamonts.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on January 07, 2020, 01:14:37 AM
Sound Transit installed a third platform to Pioneer Square Station for forced transfers during the construction constraints over the next 10 weeks. Exciting stuff.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/51/Pioneer_Square_Station_center_platform_transfer_from_above.jpg/1280px-Pioneer_Square_Station_center_platform_transfer_from_above.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on January 07, 2020, 02:29:17 AM
Sound Transit installed a third platform to Pioneer Square Station for forced transfers during the construction constraints over the next 10 weeks. Exciting stuff.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/51/Pioneer_Square_Station_center_platform_transfer_from_above.jpg/1280px-Pioneer_Square_Station_center_platform_transfer_from_above.jpg

That's really amazing. Are the trains timed to arrive at the same time?
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: mrsman on January 08, 2020, 12:38:50 AM
Sound Transit installed a third platform to Pioneer Square Station for forced transfers during the construction constraints over the next 10 weeks. Exciting stuff.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/51/Pioneer_Square_Station_center_platform_transfer_from_above.jpg/1280px-Pioneer_Square_Station_center_platform_transfer_from_above.jpg

That's really amazing. Are the trains timed to arrive at the same time?

What's also interesting is that it seems like the station was designed with space between the rails in the first place.  I find this unusual.  Usually, light rail or subway is designed with either an island platform or two side platforms.*  If there are two side platforms, they are designed with the train tracks right next to each other with no room for an extra platform.  So why was there space left here between the trains in the first place?  Were they expecting to accommodate transfers here originally?

* A few cases are designed with both side platforms and island platforms.  One that comes to mind is Five Points in Atlanta, designed that way because of the large amount of transfers, entering passengers use different platforms from exiting passengers and thus passengers can enter and exit the train at the same time.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on January 08, 2020, 01:46:39 AM
Sound Transit installed a third platform to Pioneer Square Station for forced transfers during the construction constraints over the next 10 weeks. Exciting stuff.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/51/Pioneer_Square_Station_center_platform_transfer_from_above.jpg/1280px-Pioneer_Square_Station_center_platform_transfer_from_above.jpg

That's really amazing. Are the trains timed to arrive at the same time?

What's also interesting is that it seems like the station was designed with space between the rails in the first place.  I find this unusual.  Usually, light rail or subway is designed with either an island platform or two side platforms.*  If there are two side platforms, they are designed with the train tracks right next to each other with no room for an extra platform.  So why was there space left here between the trains in the first place?  Were they expecting to accommodate transfers here originally?

The tunnel originally opened as a bus-only tunnel (the Metro Bus Tunnel). It's now known as the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (as it handled both trains and buses); it now operates with trains only. The gap between the directions, I believe, was to accommodate overtaking, so buses that had to move along quickly weren't encumbered by those having to wait. Here's an older picture of the bus tunnel before buses were removed:

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/up-bucket-0/gallery/album_87/gallery_29451_87_392616.jpg)
(image from rookzie on urbanplanet.org (https://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/gallery/image/3275-seattle-transit-tunnel-2/))
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: ErmineNotyours on January 08, 2020, 06:44:08 PM

What's also interesting is that it seems like the station was designed with space between the rails in the first place.  I find this unusual.  Usually, light rail or subway is designed with either an island platform or two side platforms.*  If there are two side platforms, they are designed with the train tracks right next to each other with no room for an extra platform.  So why was there space left here between the trains in the first place?  Were they expecting to accommodate transfers here originally?

Before that, the buses ran on trolley wire, and each platform had a passing wire.  I remember riding in the bus behind another coach, and the driver was saying under her breath, "Don't take the passing wire."  That being said, I rarely if ever saw one bus pass another bus at a station, even if the forward bus was loading or unloading a wheelchair or if coaches were stopped at the rear of the two stops.  Especially once trains started running and the buses were off the wire, they were absolutely paranoid about a bus and train collision that they didn't let buses use the center lane.  However, one time I saw a bus break down at a station.  They finally moved it to the center lane so buses and trains could pass it.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 20, 2020, 02:39:52 AM
The only known shield on SR 513 in Seattle:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8a/State_Route_513_northbound_at_Montlake_Blvd_and_Union_Bay_Place.jpg/1024px-State_Route_513_northbound_at_Montlake_Blvd_and_Union_Bay_Place.jpg)

SR 525 and the Mukilteo Lighthouse:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/Mukilteo_Lighthouse_and_MV_Suquamish.jpg/1024px-Mukilteo_Lighthouse_and_MV_Suquamish.jpg)

A new two-way street for Downtown Seattle, as Columbia Street reopens for buses in a few days:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Columbia_Street_bus_lane_from_2nd_Avenue.jpg/1024px-Columbia_Street_bus_lane_from_2nd_Avenue.jpg)

And a Minecraft-themed streetcar:

(https://i.imgur.com/ufB2ug3.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 20, 2020, 02:41:23 AM
Downtown Bellevue and the SR 520 Floating Bridge, as seen from the rooftop of the Bill and Melinda Gates Building on the UW campus.

(https://i.imgur.com/jZzXIaK.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 21, 2020, 11:39:08 PM
The mountains are out:

(https://i.imgur.com/rzDIEAS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/npkqJXN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/puUeqg7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/08Pa6Hw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pZJbYiQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/n9AbTfa.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 21, 2020, 11:44:17 PM
For good measure, here's a great shot of the US 2 / Hewitt Avenue Trestle that I got yesterday.

(https://i.imgur.com/K2pjO2a.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on February 22, 2020, 01:54:13 AM
Mt Rainier has been showing off the last few days too...

(https://i.imgur.com/Nh9ClUN.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on February 22, 2020, 01:57:04 AM
Mt Rainier has been showing off the last few days too...

I really need to visit Tacoma as soon as I can for more Rainier pictures.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: jakeroot on February 22, 2020, 02:46:37 AM
Mt Rainier has been showing off the last few days too...

I really need to visit Tacoma as soon as I can for more Rainier pictures.

It's really photogenic from so much of Tacoma.
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 05, 2020, 11:41:46 PM
Yesterday's skyline views:

(https://i.imgur.com/yjZ8Hgg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WWDQVLg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/x6H1Hbq.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area photos
Post by: Bruce on July 01, 2021, 02:13:29 AM
A few photos from a recent trip around the Olympic Peninsula and out to the southwestern tip of Washington.

Ruby Beach:

(https://i.imgur.com/qUfitpL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dIWBZeZ.jpg)

Rialto Beach:

(https://i.imgur.com/BVct0NG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4tdvpzO.jpg)

Clallam Bay, looking across to Canada:

(https://i.imgur.com/BFeoxX2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CpqVcIZ.jpg)

The Olympics from near Sequim:

(https://i.imgur.com/mzNLOLL.jpg)

Views from Mount Walker:

(https://i.imgur.com/uxxzQFf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/e3FrPTf.jpg)

Mount St. Helens from the Columbia River in Wahkiakum County:

(https://i.imgur.com/mqcOE99.jpg)

Cape Disappointment:

(https://i.imgur.com/qfvtDUL.jpg)
Title: Re: Seattle-area and Washington photos
Post by: jakeroot on July 28, 2021, 06:52:58 PM
Cross-post from the "Washington" thread:

Seattle's new Fairview Ave bridge went and opened this past weekend. I took some photos today:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWhP8oj

Here are some of my favorites. There are also some videos at that link that I can't post here without uploading to YouTube:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51340916472_62e5833c56_k.jpg)
Looking south down Fairview Ave and the bridge (https://flic.kr/p/2mdPBM3) by Jacob Root (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62537709@N03/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51341863353_a1b0394923_k.jpg)
Under the new bridge (https://flic.kr/p/2mdUtfz) by Jacob Root (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62537709@N03/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51341640061_253b52773d_k.jpg)
Bikes Merge Right (https://flic.kr/p/2mdTjSH) by Jacob Root (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62537709@N03/), on Flickr