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Author Topic: West Seattle Bridge and Spokane Viaduct  (Read 2472 times)

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Re: West Seattle Bridge and Spokane Viaduct
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2020, 08:07:55 PM »

A view of the cracks and carbon wrapping on part of the bridge, shot yesterday from the lower bridge:


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Re: West Seattle Bridge and Spokane Viaduct
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2020, 08:51:23 PM »

Nice photo.  I think I'll wait a few months after it opens before driving it...
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Re: West Seattle Bridge and Spokane Viaduct
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2020, 12:01:35 AM »

Well, it made the cut. The only one that didn't appears to be a partial super-structure replacement.

But yes, it performed poorly and was best in none of the categories, so proceeding with that option would be exceedingly unlikely.

Some of the concepts (full replacement and the upcoming (done deal?) rapid replacement) look quite nice, relative to the current WSB which is basically just an elevated superstructure with nothing interesting happening.
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Re: West Seattle Bridge and Spokane Viaduct
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2020, 12:26:27 PM »

Just uploaded a video to YouTube of me driving over the West Seattle Bridge in May 2019, just ten months before its closure. Enjoy!

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Re: West Seattle Bridge and Spokane Viaduct
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2020, 12:57:57 PM »

^^
Thanks for uploading!

Not saying you need to post it, but you wouldn't happen to have kept the original footage by chance? Just in the future, if we want to slow things down and maybe take a screenshot or something.
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Re: West Seattle Bridge and Spokane Viaduct
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2020, 12:37:30 AM »

^^
Thanks for uploading!

Not saying you need to post it, but you wouldn't happen to have kept the original footage by chance? Just in the future, if we want to slow things down and maybe take a screenshot or something.

You're welcome.

Oh yes, I still have the original footage.

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Re: West Seattle Bridge and Spokane Viaduct
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2020, 03:48:04 PM »

It looks like this bridge won’t be replaced but rather repaired with an extended life span of 30-40 years:

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said a repaired bridge could reopen to traffic by “mid-2022.” Transportation officials declined to give a more specific timeline.

Read more here: https://www.kuow.org/stories/west-seattle-bridge-to-be-repaired-not-replaced
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