ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: Thursday watch, 19th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

6:16 AM: It’s Thursday, the 129th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.


*The Delridge RapidRide H Line project continues major work along Delridge Way – here’s what is happening this week. We talked with SDOT project reps on Wednesday and will have an update later today.

*Another 1st Ave. S. Bridge northbound closure is scheduled tonight, 10 pm-5 am. The West Seattle low bridge is open to all traffic during those hours.


Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here’s that camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s that camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.


Metro – Still reduced service and distancing – details here.

Water Taxi – Back to its “winter” schedule, with the 773 and 775 shuttles – see the schedule here.

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

8 Replies to "ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: Thursday watch, 19th week of West Seattle Bridge closure"

  • AB83 July 30, 2020 (6:44 am)


  • Bob Lang July 30, 2020 (10:18 am)

    Couldn’t agree more.  Removing harbor island access to harbor island workers hurts the environment and puts more cars on W Marginal/highland park Dr.Unfortunately SDOT isn’t using common sense. They are separating an entire community of people, as well as killing businesses that depend on harbor island workers.  It’s really sad.

    • AB83 July 30, 2020 (1:07 pm)

      Thanks for your input Bob I’m glad someone else understands

      • mok4315 July 30, 2020 (2:00 pm)

        I’ll second that! I work out of the marina on HI and we go back and forth between our W Marginal shop and water all day and night. On a busy day, that’s easily upwards of 6 trips per person. Low bridge access can’t come soon enough.

        • AB83 July 30, 2020 (3:04 pm)


  • Matt July 30, 2020 (6:16 pm)

    Looks like the low bridge is open early again tonight.  

  • Louise July 30, 2020 (10:37 pm)

    Are there any updates on cameras being installed on the low bridge for ticketing purposes?

    • WSB July 30, 2020 (11:00 pm)


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