TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch, 6th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

5:58 AM: 38th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. Here are the cameras for the restricted-access low bridge (where police enforcement continues in various dayparts) and the 5-way intersection west of it:

For general traffic, the main route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map). To get to I-5, exit at Michigan. Here are cameras for the bridge and Michigan east of it:

You can also cross the Duwamish River via the South Park Bridge (map), which puts you on East Marginal Way. Here’s the South Park camera:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed to see if a bridge is opening for marine traffic.

TRANSIT ALERTS: Metro buses continue on a reduced schedule – details here. Also, bus capacity is now restricted … The Water Taxi continues its reduced (and shuttle-less) schedule.


SDOT’s traffic map, with cameras
Our traffic-cams page

Let us know what you’re seeing – comment or text (not if you’re at the wheel!) 206-293-6302.

9 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch, 6th week of West Seattle Bridge closure"

  • Steve April 30, 2020 (7:06 am)

    What is the update on the bridge? It’s been closed 6 weeks. Haven’t seen a single person working on it. Sam- don’t sit on your hands for 6 weeks with no answers.  People have rebuilt bridges faster than 2 years. 

    • KBear April 30, 2020 (9:30 am)

      There have been regular updates right here. Just because you don’t see anyone working on the bridge does not mean no progress is being made. 

      • Steve April 30, 2020 (3:30 pm)

        Fictious progress. Sure. What is the progress? Next you are going to tell me there is an invisible light rail! 

    • Brenda April 30, 2020 (9:49 am)

      Here here!!

    • AMD April 30, 2020 (9:54 am)

      There’s a search function in the upper right corner of this site where you can look up the numerous stories WSB has done in the last six weeks detailing what the city is doing and where the process is at this time.  Clicking individual stories, you can also read the comments, which contain anecdotes from several of your neighbors discussing the DoT vehicles they’ve seen on the bridge during this same time.

    • Railroaded April 30, 2020 (11:19 am)

      I doubt anyone is sitting on their hands.  It is a structural failure so I don’t think you will see anyone filling in potholes on the surface. LOL

      • Steve April 30, 2020 (12:17 pm)

        Love the passive aggressive Seattle answer!  Because SDOT fixes potholes? Ha good one! So do structural issues get magically fixed without any work? Oh wait no they crack and fail since 2013…as the city doesn’t plan and proactively act…just like they are not acting on anything now. 

  • Also John April 30, 2020 (9:55 am)

    They’ve spent plenty of time on the bridge gathering the data they need…..for now.  They’ll return on and off as additional information is needed.        I believe this will be two years minimum, realistically three years for completion.  This is a major project.

  • Paul April 30, 2020 (3:45 pm)

    Updates are not progress. Empire State build in 1 1/2 years….bridge in Genoa that was reference in the other article in 16 months form demo to new. Yet- 2-3 years for Seattle to assess for a fix? SDOT is joke. 

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