Brief interruptions on the University Bridge today for cooling
The Seattle Department of Transportation crews have begun flushing the University Bridge once an hour to keep it from getting too hot. The bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic (but pedestrians and bicyclists may continue to cross) for about 10 minutes each time. If the bridge gets too hot, it will likely expand which could then result in maintenance problems. The crews expect to continue this operation until the early evening when temperatures decrease.