Bike shuttle service extended.
Inspections are underway following last night’s emergency low-level West Seattle Bridge “closure” – essentially a forced extended opening to enable inspection and repairs. With bicyclists impacted significantly, to reach alternative routes over the Duwamish River, we will continue van service for bicycle commuters and evaluate use throughout the week. Shuttle for bicyclists will be operating during heavy commute hours: 6 to 10 AM and 3 to 7 PM.
More details to come, on bridge damage associated with hydraulic fluid leakage. The leak is contained inside a machine room that holds the huge cylinders which turn the bridge sections in for roadway traffic and out for marine traffic.
What you can expect:
Portable message signs are placed on S Spokane St, east of E Marginal, facing WB traffic; the message to vehicle drivers:
“SPOKANE | BRIDGE | CLOSED WEST OF | HARBOR | ISLAND”
Vehicle Detour Routes began at 8 PM, June 20, with signage at the following locations:
- Chelan Ave SW
- 1st Ave S
- E Marginal
✔ Bike Riders:
Van service for bike riders continues! Shuttle van pickup/drop-off is at the bridge approaches to and from Spokane St Swing Bridge. The shuttle carries up to 15 people and will run during heavy commute hours: 6 to 10 AM and 3 to 7 PM. Cyclist shuttle use will be evaluated throughout the week. For those riding around the Duwamish:
- From W Seattle | Detour signs are placed at the West Seattle Bridge Trail, to head south along West Marginal Way; crossing SW Michigan St onto 1st Ave S.
- From SODO | Detour signs are placed along 1st Ave S to continue south to SW Michigan St.
Our Seattle Bike Map shows commonly advised bicycle travel paths, though this map does not carry construction impact information; however, bike detour maps will be posted asap. Stay tuned!
Have a question or want more information? Visit our Bridges page or contact our Bridges and Roadway Structures manager, Paul Jackson, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 206.684.8325.
Thanks for your patience while we conduct emergency inspections and repairs!