bridge Section

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

The Peter Western Bridge was knocked down on Friday (May 19), and below are videos (and photos) of B-Town’s own “Galloping Gertie” courtesy the City of Burien (NOTE: the bridge starts... [Read more]

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

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

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... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Due to storm damage, Peter Western Bridge closed until further notice

FOLLOWUP: Due to storm damage, Peter Western Bridge closed until further notice

Photos courtesy City of Burien FOLLOWUP: As we first reported last Friday, Feb. 10, the City of Burien has closed the Peter Western Bridge – located at S. 116th Street, between Military and 24th... [Read more]

City of Burien closes Peter Western Bridge Thursday due to landslide damage

City of Burien closes Peter Western Bridge Thursday due to landslide damage

Photos courtesy City of Burien On Thursday night (Feb. 9), two City of Burien Public Works employees were inspecting the Peter Western Bridge (located at S. 116th St, between Military and 24th Ave S.;... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge Painting is Underway

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge Painting is Underway

Photos & Story by Brett Fish Final details of the Sylvester Bridge construction are being completed this week – the attenuator “crash barriers” have been installed, traffic and fog lines... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge Construction in Home Stretch

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge Construction in Home Stretch

Story & Photos by Brett Fish We’re really in the home stretch now completing the bridge! Friday, the approach slabs at both ends were poured, the giant support towers are being moved out from... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge Update; Deck To Be Poured Wednesday

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge Update; Deck To Be Poured Wednesday

BTB Contributor Brett Fish has been closely monitoring and photographing the ongoing construction at Sylvester Road Bridge, and he reports that a deck pour is scheduled for Wednesday (Dec. 21) at 7:30... [Read more]

UPDATE/PHOTOS: New Sylvester Road Bridge Project ‘About Half Way Done’

UPDATE/PHOTOS: New Sylvester Road Bridge Project ‘About Half Way Done’

The Sylvester Road Bridge Project is “just about at the half way point” of construction, with 12 segments of new concrete girders installed recently, according to the King County Department of Transportation…

PHOTOS: New Sylvester Bridge Demolition Pics + Updated Detour Route

PHOTOS: New Sylvester Bridge Demolition Pics + Updated Detour Route

On Wednesday (Aug. 31) the City of Normandy Park released its latest monthly Newsletter (PDF file), which included what we think are some pretty cool photos of the demolition of Sylvester Road Bridge,... [Read more]

Sylvester Bridge Replacement Contract Awarded; Should Start By ‘End Of June’

Sylvester Bridge Replacement Contract Awarded; Should Start By ‘End Of June’

As we’re previously reported, replacement work on the aging Sylvester Road Bridge is scheduled to begin as soon as “the end of June,” according to King County, and last through December (a... [Read more]

King County Council Approves Funding To Construct New South Park Bridge

King County Council Approves Funding To Construct New South Park Bridge

The King County Council announced Monday (March 7) that it had approved legislation detailing the county’s contribution to replace the South Park Bridge with a brand new one, with a projected starting... [Read more]

Details On Sylvester Road Bridge Replacement Construction Released

Details On Sylvester Road Bridge Replacement Construction Released

The City of Normandy Park, along with the King County Department of Transportation, on Tuesday (Jan. 18) released numerous documents on the upcoming Sylvester Road Bridge replacement, including an overall... [Read more]

LETTER: New Sylvester Bridge ‘Unsafe’, ‘Example Of Poor Engineering’

LETTER: New Sylvester Bridge ‘Unsafe’, ‘Example Of Poor Engineering’

The new Sylvester Road bridge is an example of poor engineering in regards to pedestrian safety and use considerations. The new bridge design has the bridge sidewalk on the west side instead of the current... [Read more]

Sylvester Road Bridge Replacement Open House Is Thursday, Dec. 9th

Sylvester Road Bridge Replacement Open House Is Thursday, Dec. 9th

The City of Normandy Park will be holding an Open House informational meeting on Thursday, Dec. 9th about the replacement of Sylvester Road Bridge, which is slated to close in May of next year. Construction... [Read more]

Rest In Peace South Park Bridge (1931-2010)

Rest In Peace South Park Bridge (1931-2010)

Story and photos by Michael Brunk Dating back to 1931, on Wednesday June 30, 2010 at a little after 8:00 PM the South Park Bridge opened its spans one last time. In the process a vital link across the... [Read more]

South Park Bridge Closure Means Big Changes For Area Commuters

South Park Bridge Closure Means Big Changes For Area Commuters

by Ralph Nichols The scheduled June 30 closure of the aging South Park Bridge means big changes are looming for motorists – and Metro bus riders – who regularly cross over it. Among those... [Read more]