FOLLOWUP: Construction has begun on rebuilding SW 152nd Gateway Arch


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With the support columns in place, now all that’s needed is a new arch. Photo courtesy City of Burien.

Construction has begun on replacing the “Downtown Burien” Gateway Arch in the 130 block of SW 152nd Street, which was knocked down by a crane truck on Feb. 10, 2016 (read our original coverage here).

This project will replace the original arch, columns and footings that were destroyed in the crash.

Local businesses will remain open during construction.

On Tuesday, July 18, SW 152nd Street will be closed between 1st and 2nd Ave SW to install the new arch. There will be a crane on site to lift the arch into place.

The cost to replace the arch is $390,000, and is being paid for by an insurance claim from the truck company.

Here’s surveillance video of the actual crash courtesy Michael’s Collision, located at 134-1/2 SW 152nd Street:

Here’s raw video of the aftermath:

More info on the project is here: http://www.burienwa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1351

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One Response to “FOLLOWUP: Construction has begun on rebuilding SW 152nd Gateway Arch”
  1. Maureen says:

    I hope that in the recreation of the arch, they resolve the illegibility of the former arch. Plebeian Times Roman against the open grid was invisible, indistinct and illegible.

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