At approximately 5:30 p.m. today, the lower Spokane Street Swing Bridge will close to vehicle traffic to accommodate the passage of two large marine vessels. The opening is anticipated to last 25 to 30 minutes and delays to motor vehicle and bicycle traffic along the corridor are expected. Please keep in mind that there is also a 7:30 Sounders match at Qwest Field which will add to the afternoon traffic congestion.
Travelers are advised to use alternate routes to West Seattle. Variable message signs are being deployed to alert the traveling public and King County Metro Transit has been notified of the opening.