sylvester road bridge Section

Expect construction near the Sylvester Road Bridge on Wednesday

Expect construction near the Sylvester Road Bridge on Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 7, there will be overlay construction activities on Sylvester Road SW from just south of the bridge to the 17200 block of Sylvester Rd SW. The entire stretch is approximately half a mike... [Read more]

PHOTO: What the Sylvester Road Bridge Looked Like a Year Ago

PHOTO: What the Sylvester Road Bridge Looked Like a Year Ago

BTB Contributor Brett Fish shared this photo and note about the Sylvester Road Bridge: “It’s hard to believe that just one year ago Friday (Feb. 22) what we now take for granted looked like... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Final Phase of Construction Underway at Sylvester Road Bridge

PHOTOS: Final Phase of Construction Underway at Sylvester Road Bridge

Story & Photos by Brett Fish Expect flaggers, one lane restrictions and travel delays up to 10 minutes crossing the Sylvester Bridge. Patience required. The final phase of the construction is being... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge Update – The Final Phase

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge Update – The Final Phase

Photos & Story by Brett Fish Momentary lane closures and traffic control in both directions should be expected for about three more weeks, as the final phase of the Sylvester Road Bridge construction... [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]

BREAKING: Sylvester Road Bridge is Now Open to Traffic!

BREAKING: Sylvester Road Bridge is Now Open to Traffic!

Click image to see larger version. Photo by Brett Fish. We just got word from our friend Brett Fish that, as of 3 p.m. Thursday (March 29) – Sylvester Road Bridge is now open to traffic! Brett adds: “Bridge... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Paving the Way’ on Sylvester Road Bridge, which could open this week

PHOTOS: ‘Paving the Way’ on Sylvester Road Bridge, which could open this week

Photos & Story by Brett Fish Sidewalk and Paving on the Sylvester Road Bridge Construction finally gets a weather break! Wet winter weather has been an issue throughout the construction and completion... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘A Tale of Two Towers’ at Sylvester Road Bridge Construction

PHOTOS: ‘A Tale of Two Towers’ at Sylvester Road Bridge Construction

Story & Photos by Brett Fish The Tale of Two Towers: In spite of several mornings enduring freezing temperatures, measurable snow and flakes the size of silver dollars, absolutely drenching rain and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge pipes, barrier, sidewalks installed

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge pipes, barrier, sidewalks installed

Story & Photos by Brett Fish While a completion date on the Sylvester Bridge (number 1052A) is still unclear, the push is on to get it completed soon. Main water pipe installation, communications infrastructure,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge Construction Update

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge Construction Update

Story & Photos by Brett Fish Construction on the Sylvester Road Bridge continues to move along; below are some photos and updates (click images to see larger versions): The Bridge End Diaphragms have... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Grout’ Big Milestone Reached In Sylvester Road Bridge Construction

PHOTOS: ‘Grout’ Big Milestone Reached In Sylvester Road Bridge Construction

Story & Photos by Brett Fish A big milestone was reached injecting the grout into the tendons of the bridge spans of the new Sylvester Road Bridge construction. Next, the “end diaphrams”... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Snow & Ice Sets Back Sylvester Bridge Construction, But There’s Progress

PHOTOS: Snow & Ice Sets Back Sylvester Bridge Construction, But There’s Progress

Story & Photos by Brett Fish The recent snow and ice days set the completion date back a bit but progress is being made – click images to see larger versions: Sub-contractors from RBI, Rebar... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sylvester Bridge Construction Progress Update

PHOTOS: Sylvester Bridge Construction Progress Update

From BTB Contributor Brett Fish comes this photo montage showing the latest progress on the Sylvester Bridge construction: Click image to see larger version. “There will be approximately 89,000 feet... [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]

PHOTOS: Wing Walls Installed At Sylvester Road Bridge Construction

PHOTOS: Wing Walls Installed At Sylvester Road Bridge Construction

Courtesy Brett Fish comes some new photos of Sylvester Bridge Construction, specifically on the installation of wing walls on Friday, Dec. 9th (click images to see larger version): Carpenters construct... [Read more]

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]

PHOTOS: Amazing Shots Of Aftermath Of Sylvester Road Bridge Demolition

PHOTOS: Amazing Shots Of Aftermath Of Sylvester Road Bridge Demolition

Courtesy longtime resident Brett Fish comes these amazing photos of the aftermath of the demolition of Sylvester Road Bridge, shot Thursday morning (Aug. 18th): Construction will last through the... [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]