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

5:58 AM: 39th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. Here are the cameras for the restricted-access low bridge (where police enforcement continues) 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 onto 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.


STARTING TODAY: Washington State Ferries fares are going up.

ONGOING: 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.

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

  • Sue T. May 1, 2020 (10:49 am)

    When/if Seattle public schools are reopened next fall, will the yellow buses be permitted to use the restricted-access low bridge?

    • Railroaded May 1, 2020 (11:06 am)

      Of course. Think about it. 

  • Bill May 1, 2020 (11:07 am)

    Anyone knows what gives with Bus Route 21X ?– I thought that it was eliminated a couple weeks ago – but I saw a 21X in Arbor Heights about 4:15 yesterday (April 30).

    • WSB May 1, 2020 (11:10 am)

      I asked Metro about that a week ago and they said it was a mistake … but AH’ers have reported more sightings. Mystery bus.

  • Molly May 1, 2020 (12:10 pm)

    What’s going on with the first Avenue south bridge today lots of traffic leaving to it on Michigan and two hours ago there was tons of traffic on Highland Park Drive

  • 22blades May 1, 2020 (12:32 pm)

    Well, it looks like the Viaduct had a longer life than the High Span. But hey, we’ve got two stadiums & a tunnel; both empty. So, about the High Span & the seismic threat..

  • Bronson May 1, 2020 (1:24 pm)

    Over/under on how many days the WSB places the “XX morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge” intro? I’m going with 63. Just giving you a hard time WSB! :-)

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