UPDATE: Peter Western Bridge will be closed for ‘at least six months’

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As we first reported, the City of Burien closed the Peter Western Bridge on S. 116th Street to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 due to storm-related erosion under the pilings.

The City’s Public Works department is working with outside technical experts to take immediate steps to ensure the safety of the area, and making emergency repairs to prevent further damage to the bridge. Local residents will see construction equipment on their street over the next few months.

“It is not safe to walk or drive on the bridge or go into the ravine,” the City said in a statement.

The City of Burien is estimating the bridge will be closed for at least six months.

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2 Responses to “UPDATE: Peter Western Bridge will be closed for ‘at least six months’”
  1. Question Authority says:

    Maybe while the work is going on they will clean up all the garbage that the residents of the adjacent apartment buildings throw down the gorge. It takes a special kind of lazy slob to not use the provided dumpster in your own parking lot.

    • Big Julio says:

      it’s going to be a long 6 months. I am sure the neighbors on the detour are going to be pleased with the additional traffic. It would be nice if the semi traffic would stay off the detour.

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