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Max Rockatansky:
I used the Spokane Viaduct while returning southbound towards Seatac this morning.  Afforded some decent pictures of the West Seattle Bridge from below:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmkcLNEc

Ended up with some decent distance shots near Hamilton Viewpoint:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskAMhidq

Max Rockatansky:
Updated my album with a blog post.  I think that I documented all the historical Spokane Street crossings:

http://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2018/05/spokane-street-bridge-and-west-seattle.html

Bruce:
I figure we should be using this thread for West Seattle Bridge news.

Seattle recently issued a bid for design a new West Seattle Bridge, with a potential 10-year contract. There is also a 31-member task force that will explore options, including a shallow tunnel, gondola, and anything other than rebuilding the same flawed design.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/sdot-solicits-engineers-to-design-a-replacement-for-the-cracked-west-seattle-bridge/

Bickendan:
My vote's for the vehicle trebuchet.


Oh wait. I'm told that would very impractical...

Chris:
What is actually flawed in the design? This bridge type is commonly used across the world in any type of terrain and environment. Or was there a construction deficiency? There's also speculation about the possibility of earthquake damage.

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