If you’re planning to view Fourth of July fireworks aboard a boat, keep in mind that travel may be a little more difficult than usual on the Ship Canal. The United States Coast Guard has granted the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) authority for temporary changes in the operation of the Fremont, Ballard and University Drawbridges on the evening of the Fourth. The changes will allow heavy vehicle traffic to disperse following the holiday fireworks display on Lake Union.
The fireworks show will start at 10 p.m. and end at roughly 11 p.m. The Fremont Bridge will be closed to vessels from 9 p.m. on July 4 until 12:30 a.m. July 5. The University and Ballard bridges will not open for marine traffic between 10 p.m. on July 4and 1 a.m. on July 5.
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114