WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE CLOSURE: Online event Friday to discuss replacement options

If you’re interested in a closer look at the early-stage potential scenarios for West Seattle Bridge replacement, including an “immersed tube” tunnel, you’re invited to an online discussion/presentation Friday morning. The six scenarios are what the Cost-Benefit Analysis will examine, and sketches were featured in a presentation to the Community Task Force a month ago. The Washington Business Alliance is presenting tomorrow’s event, with speakers including the tunnel’s proponent Bob Ortblad. It’s at 10 am Friday (August 21) and you will have to register to get the link – you can do that by going here.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE CLOSURE: Online event Friday to discuss replacement options"

  • Flivver August 20, 2020 (11:55 am)

    Won’t be able to view this meeting but I do have a question That WSB, or someone else could ask and get an answer. If a new bridge(or tunnel) doesn’t need to be built in the same space as the existing one Can the city do a faster(and cheaper)rebuild of the existing bridge as it would only need to last until the New bridge opened up.  

  • Bob Ortblad August 20, 2020 (3:35 pm)

    An Immersed Tube Tunnel can be built north of the Swing Bridge in three years, by 2023.
    Three years faster than a new bridge.

    If the current bridge can be fixed for 3 years great!

    • sna August 21, 2020 (12:24 pm)

      How long will it take to reconnect the tunnel to the roadways?  

      • Bob Ortblad August 21, 2020 (1:26 pm)

        Connections can built at the same time as a tunnel.All completed by 2023.

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