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Mayor Durkan announces decision to pursue repair of West Seattle Bridge
Mayor Durkan announces decision to pursue repair of West Seattle Bridge
11/19/20201:02:13

Mayor Jenny Durkan announces that the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will continue repairs to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. Durkan also directed SDOT to continue early design work for an eventual replacement of the bridge. Mayor Durkan's decision was informed by expert advice from SDOT engineers and Technical Advisory Panel, community engagement including through the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force. These advisory groups examined a range of options for repairing or replacing the damaged bridge, which was closed in March after regular inspections revealed worsening cracks. Stabilization and repair work will continue in the coming months, with an eye toward reopening the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge in 2022.

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Speakers include:

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle

Councilmember Lisa Herbold, City of Seattle

Councilmember Alex Pedersen, City of Seattle

Sam Zimbabwe, Seattle Department of Transportation, City of Seattle   

Peter Steinbrueck, Port of Seattle Commission President and Co-Chair of The Northwest Seaport Alliance 

Former Mayor Greg Nickels, Co-Chair West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force  

Paulina López, Co-Chair West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force

Barbara Moffat, Co-Chair West Seattle Bridge Technical Advisory Panel

Lora Radford, Director, West Seattle Junction Association

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