WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE NOW: Coalition implores mayor to get it fixed fast

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

Tonight marks exactly five months since the city closed the West Seattle Bridge out of safety concerns, with just a few hours’ public notice.

Stabilization work is now under way. But SDOT says it won’t decide until October whether to pursue a course focused on repair now/replace later or replace ASAP.

The advocacy coalition West Seattle Bridge NOW thinks SDOT should just get on with fixing the bridge, since the agency has already said all indications are that it would be possible, and that the decision mostly hinges on whether repairs are feasible. And the group has sent Mayor Jenny Durkan a letter.

Here’s an excerpt from the letter, which you can read in full here:

… Our communities are increasingly concerned that restoring this vital transportation corridor will follow typical major project timelines and get bogged down in process and bureaucracy. We lived through the nearly twenty-year process of restoring the viaduct and this simply cannot be the case this time. We believe the time frame to achieve funding and complete construction could run six to ten years, while repairs to the bridge can be achieved in fewer than two years.

Recently, West Seattle Bridge Now shared an online petition calling for an urgent and accelerated process to restore the West Seattle Bridge and get the people of South West Seattle moving again. Today, more than 3600 people have signed the petition and that number continues to grow.

The message from our community is clear. We need the most expedient solution that restores our mobility. We believe the bridge must be repaired as an interim measure while a long-term solution is put in place. …

The letter goes on to implore the mayor, “Share with us your goals for when tens of thousands of people a day will regain mobility and free our communities of congestion and pollution.”

The same day West Seattle Bridge NOW sent its letter, the mayor spoke to and answered questions from the WS Bridge Community Task Force (WSB coverage here). She insisted that the bridge closure, which she has declared an emergency, “looms very large on my radar.” During a brief interview with her the next day, we asked about her takeaway from the Task Force meeting, and she said that hearing directly from community members gave her an even greater appreciation for how profoundly the peninsula (and vicinity) has been affected.

We asked West Seattle Bridge NOW’s Kevin Broveleit what leads the group to believe that repairs could and should be executed immediately, without awaiting the results of the Cost-Benefit Analysis that is underway. In response, he shared with us an as-yet-unpublished op-ed by an engineer who is working with the coalition, Adam Ludwig, saying in part:

… As a structural engineer and West Seattleite, I’ve been keenly interested in these bridge cracks. I have performed my own analysis of the bridge using the original structural drawings augmented with input from one of the original bridge engineers who informed me of various contractor-initiated changes to the post-tensioning reinforcement that were made during construction. I have a very different perspective on the feasibility of repair and the viability of restoring the bridge back to useful service. This bridge can be repaired, and it should be, at a cost that will be a small fraction of any replacement schemes that are currently being considered.

Shortcomings in the original bridge design are the cause of the cracks. The primary concern is a lack of
reinforcing steel in the sidewalls of the box girders needed to resist shear forces. However, as the
consultant team has learned, the as-built condition of the bridge, with reinforcing substitutions made by the original contractor, is better than what was assumed. The city team has determined that the bridge is repairable, a conclusion that was supported by findings of the Community Task Force’s Technical Advisory Panel. This is news that should have been accompanied by a collective sigh of relief from everyone. …

You can read what Ludwig wrote in its entirety here. Meantime, the coalition is hoping for an answer from the mayor, also sooner rather than later.

70 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE NOW: Coalition implores mayor to get it fixed fast"

  • JKK August 23, 2020 (10:14 pm)

    People.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Even without the pandemic. The city has no money to fix or repair or replace this bridge.  They have been dragging their feet with meeting after meeting in hopes people won’t notice the fact that seattle is broke.  They can’t even mow the lawns in almost if the parks around here.  The garbage is barely getting picked up on schedule.  The city has had no tourism dollars coming in. And clearly no help from the “big Cheeto”.  So no.  This will not be fixed anytime soon.   No matter how many letters are written.   There is no money to do it.  Period.  End of story.  

    • The other adam August 24, 2020 (9:38 am)

      Well I guess we shouldn’t try then, right? I simply cannot understand the amount of commenters here that think the right solution is to just shut up and accept the fact that they have no say in how their government runs their lives. And to not only accept that, but then admonish others for trying to influence their government that supposedly works for them is simply on another level….

    • Jeff August 24, 2020 (9:56 am)

      It’s not a matter of possibility – it is a matter of priorities.  They have some difficult decisions to make now.  They need to cut other budgets and most likely bureaucratic workforce to prioritize budget for the bridge repair.

    • chemist August 24, 2020 (9:57 am)

      The city can sell bonds backed by anticipated future revenue.  In fact, I think they’re required to show a willingness to self-fund a project as part of receiving most federal grants.

    • Carmel August 24, 2020 (11:55 am)

      And yet most city workers are still getting paid.. And to do what? No one answers the phone due to “covid” . But on Friday afternoon,  There were 10 SDOT workers trimming a couple branches (very few) .  instead of standing around, why not pick up litter, or better yet, take the 6 standing around to somewhere else?.  We waste so much money, no Accountability or pride….. It starts with management..and they are all still making their salary. I want to see where every penny is spent and the finished product on what we spent.  Our budget is way to general.  It’s easy to get taken especially when employees aren’t supervised…   The city still is making money! We deserve a fix NOW!

      • ClayZ August 26, 2020 (5:55 pm)

        They are all working in South Park putting in sidewalks.  Apparently we need those now with west seattle bridge overflow trying to get through there.

    • Derek August 24, 2020 (12:08 pm)

      You do not speak for all of us. If they don’t have money, they better find it or figure out ways to get it federally. This is an EMERGENCY of the highest degree to fix this bridge. And fast.

      • WSJ August 24, 2020 (4:56 pm)

        Your commute being longer is hardly “an emergency”

        • Jade August 25, 2020 (8:08 am)

          It goes beyond ones commute. There are kids from the West side that go to school in the City. There are a number of small businesses that are suffering, there is no “hospital” in West Seattle and yes it would suck to be in a traffic jam for hours on end (pollution). So yes it goes beyond one person’s commute. 

    • MM Smith August 24, 2020 (8:43 pm)

      Pass a bond, fix it fast and make it a toll bridge to pay off the bond.  It’s like the toll lanes on I-5, I-405, Hwy 167,  etc. Then get to work on replacing the Bridge with a new one or a a bond funded tunnel. The people who use it will pay for the convenience of getting to work, home, or where ever faster. If a driver doesn’t want to pay …. as we are all learning now there are alternate routes to get to and from West Seattle.

    • Meyer August 26, 2020 (10:02 am)

      That isn’t how budgets work. Governments and even people and businesses borrow money over time to subsidize large projects. How do you think people buy homes? They don’t have the money to do so, so they take out a loan. How do people start businesses? Same deal. Just because the city budget doesn’t have the millions laying around (which they actually do in the rainy fund and in the emergency fund, but those will likely go to CoVid relief) doesn’t mean things won’t happen. They will create municipal bonds, possibly add a toll and/or raise taxes to pay for the fix, which will last a projected 15 years. In the mean time light rail will be completed so if something did happen to the high bridge again we will have a fast, reliable way to get downtown.

  • sna August 23, 2020 (10:38 pm)

    I agree with part of Adam’s letter which calls out the “repaired bridge will only last 10 years” statement made in March as being entirely premature.  You now see evidence of that being walked back by the city, but the narrative has been set.   SDOT has strung a lot more support cables than is needed for the temporary stabilization (they go the entire span) so I’m guessing the repair decision has essentially been made.

  • robin26 August 23, 2020 (10:53 pm)

    Bravo Adam! Proud to live in a community with people like you and Kevin. Thank you for your energy and expertise on this. 

  • dsa August 23, 2020 (11:57 pm)

    The best part of Adam’s paper comes at the very end:  “We have a bridge that has a design flaw. Mistakes were made. Let’s fix them with a long-term repair that is feasible and restore this bridge back to service. Adam Ludwig, Seattle 8/13/2020

  • bill August 24, 2020 (12:35 am)

    I want to know what official connection Ludwig has to the bridge. Is he sharing an unofficial opinion from inside SDOT? From inside the Technical Advisory Panel? Or is he a wingnut the SDOT professionals are ignoring and the Bridge Now rabble have taken a shine to? It is very easy to shout, “THIS is the obvious solution,” when the responsibility for spending hundreds of millions of dollars is not in your hands.

  • Christine August 24, 2020 (6:42 am)

    The City has access to $900Million in federal money through the US DOT INFRA program and $1Billion in federal money through the US DOT Build program. Congresswoman Jayapal has been encouraging the City to apply for these grants to offset the cost of any Bridge project since the beginning. There is absolutely appropriate funding mechanisms and money for the repair. @JKK here you just are misinformed about how a Bridge project of this type would be funded, It would be an effort in conjunction with both federal and state monies, largely federal money especially if H.R. 2 – which earmarks $28Billion for infrastructure projects just like the West Seattle Bridge-passes.

  • Jon Wright August 24, 2020 (6:53 am)

    I think the reason the bridge isn’t fixed yet is that we haven’t sent enough angry letters. Keep those angry letters coming! And to make it clear we mean business, BE SURE TO USE ALL CAPS!!!

    • KM August 24, 2020 (2:12 pm)

      I SAID NOW!!

      • T August 24, 2020 (3:58 pm)


    • Other adam August 24, 2020 (4:22 pm)

      Jon, your sarcasm isn’t appreciated. How do you propose citizens take civic action? Or do you just prefer that everyone accept whatever solution the benevolent hand of city government deems appropriate for the masses. 

    • Bugsy August 24, 2020 (5:03 pm)

      What should we do then, Jon, in your estimation? Curl up in the fetal position and cry?  We are trying to make our voices heard and talk about how this is impacting our lives. This is what one does in a democracy.  Do you have any suggestions or do you just prefer to lob insults from the sidelines?

      • Jon Wright August 24, 2020 (6:15 pm)

        I must be the only person out in comment land who thinks the city is making stuff happen as fast as is possible to expect, especially considering we are in the midst of a bona fide health emergency. I challenge skeptics to find anyone in SDOT or the Mayor’s office or the city council who isn’t treating the bridge as a top priority. Slacktavism is the worst. People sign an online petition and think they are changing the world. Hollering  (or emailing) “Fix the bridge NOW!” isn’t “taking civic action,” by the way.

        • Otra Adam August 24, 2020 (7:55 pm)

          I envy your blind faith in city government. 

          • Piy August 27, 2020 (3:36 pm)

            And I weep for your cynicism 

  • ScubaFrog August 24, 2020 (7:03 am)

    It sounds like a big part of the group are businesses in West Seattle.  They want a quick fix to get back to making money (and I can empathize).  But a repair, and THEN a full rebuild in 10+/- years just seems so wasteful and redundant.  We may not even have light rail by the time it fails.  Moreover, and I’ll repeat this, no one knows if the repair will restore all lanes of traffic.  All lanes of traffic are important to me, and I’m sure many others.  Again, way too early to demand a fix sans data and money.

  • Smittytheclown August 24, 2020 (7:06 am)

    If this “stabilization” theme is really true then why aren’t their crews shoring it up 24/7?  If it’s collapse is a potential reality you’d think it would be lit up all night with round he clock “stabilizing”?   My guess is they have discovered that the internal damage was not as bad as feared and they are actually repairing it now rather than “stabilizing”.  20 year repair.  You can thank me later. 

    • Duh August 24, 2020 (12:00 pm)

      maybe they don’t have the money to run 24/7 as you say. I sure see a lot of arm chair engineers on here.Go to work and they will get it fixed.  You think they are just sitting on their hands

      • Smittytheclown August 24, 2020 (1:25 pm)

        If collapse was imminent, then yes.  They would be there 24/7.  That’s my point.  Collapse is not imminent and repairs will last longer than 10 years.  Watch and learn!  

  • Mj August 24, 2020 (7:27 am)

    While on my Sunday bike ride I rolled past the SR – 520 at Montlake interchange construction was going full steam ahead, rolling under the WSB the same day not a sole seen working on the bridge.  It’s time to get the bridge work fast tracked!  

    • Derp August 27, 2020 (3:37 pm)

      State/federal project, apples and oranges. Try again. 

  • HowAboutNow?` August 24, 2020 (7:28 am)

    Am wondering if anyone is looking at legal action to force SDOT and Seattle to reprioritize funding and move with urgency.  I’m not a lawyer so  can’t verify that there’s grounds, but this is America and nothing happens without a good lawsuit to kick it into gear – Kenosha gives us  more evidence that our summer of national protest still hasn’t changed things.

  • Dan August 24, 2020 (7:36 am)

    Yep – Adam’s letter makes total sense.  From the beginning this should be a 24/7 effort.  

  • David August 24, 2020 (8:25 am)

    This group does not speak for everyone in West Seattle. The bridge needs a 75 year solution not a bandaid. The sunken tunnel is the best option in my opinion. 

  • JenT August 24, 2020 (8:26 am)

    Thank you, West Seattle Bridge Now and Adam. I couldn’t agree more, and it’s worth reading both letters in full.  These letters echo how I feel as someone who has tuned in to almost every CTF meeting and has followed this crisis since Day One.  Mayor Durkan, btw, on that last CTF call expressed 1) her concern for the Port and housing developers, 2) that she likes to ride her bike, and 3) that SDOT is doing a great job.  Regarding the community, she echoed the same talking point we’ve heard since that first disastrous Town Hall where SDOT lacked any empathy for the community and told us we’re going to need to get “creative.”  Enough already, get moving on the fix.

  • Blinkyjoe August 24, 2020 (8:37 am)

    Adam Ludwig for Mayor!!!!

  • brian August 24, 2020 (8:53 am)

    Now for the kicker that people in WS will not like.  Once the bridge is repaired and functional turn both lower and upper bridge into a toll bridge.

    • chemist August 24, 2020 (10:09 am)

      In the past decade, major work has been done on bridges like the South Park Bridge, the Fairview Ave N bridge, the Spokane St viaduct, etc. without implementing LIDs or tolls on those projects.  The WSB was supposed to go several more decades before needing to be replaced.  If all future projects get tolled and West Seattle’s toll won’t be implemented until after the original 75 year lifespan has passed, then it might be an equitable implementation of tolling.  This is inconvenient for all involved and the high cost to restore/rebuild should have been more motivating to investigate spreading cracks years ago.

    • Martha August 24, 2020 (10:34 am)

      If tolls are what it takes to move us along….so be it!

      • Derek August 24, 2020 (12:10 pm)

        Agreed, just get it up and running. 

    • Smittytheclown August 24, 2020 (1:26 pm)

      Tolls are fine with me.  Thins the herd.  Sign me up for $5 each way. 

      • Al August 24, 2020 (3:04 pm)

        Totally agree. When I’m driving around in my Tesla, I shouldn’t have to wait behind poors in traffic! Tolls are the best and only way we have to set up elite roads exclusively for the rich. 

        • Smittytheclown August 24, 2020 (7:06 pm)

          I drive a Honda, but point taken.  Stay comfy on your bus.

  • Trickycoolj August 24, 2020 (10:08 am)

    Fast. Cheap. Safe. Pick 2. 

    • CAL August 24, 2020 (11:53 am)

      “Safe” from the standpoint of an engineer in responsible charge of a repair design, is non-negotiable.  If the feasibility study has found that the repair is feasible, that means the engineers in charge of the study are finding that a safe repair design is feasible.  If the design were not safe, then it would not be feasible.  It doesn’t work any other way.

  • RobinWSEA August 24, 2020 (10:52 am)

    Following up on the observation by MJ – The reason work is going on the 520 project and not on the WSEA bridge is simple.  520 is a State project and WSEA is a city project.  You can see your tax dollars at work (and not!) 

  • Please just fix it already!?! August 24, 2020 (10:57 am)

    If the fastest solution is also the least expensive, and it buys us 15-40 years (TAP’s estimate), I don’t know how much more debate is needed?  Our City is broke, the Feds are printing money like crazy to keep us afloat with the pandemic, grants or not it seems irresponsible to consider $1 billion plus replacement bridge when we could repair to the one we have would cost 10-20%. And in 15 years we should have some redundancy with light rail. West Seattle businesses will die without a bridge for six years. And the lost equity for the homeowners, especially relative to the rest of the City, could be $100,000’s per home owner. Please help us get reconnected to the City ASAP! Please, 

  • Chris August 24, 2020 (10:58 am)

    Free west Seattle! Let’s become our own municipality. Some people will comment that we do not have the tax base – however we would do as well as Shoreline with our current tax base. We could also incorporate unincorporated King County/White Center. We could also request to join the shared services of Highline. Seattle does not want to lose our taxes. They will fast track the bridge if we get this on the ballot

  • Flo B August 24, 2020 (11:02 am)

    SDOT has also made noise that the low bridge will need “work” As the economy, and term.5 open there’ll be a LOT more semi and bus traffic. What’s the plan to keep the low bridge viable…..umm NONE. 

  • Please fix the bridge already! August 24, 2020 (11:04 am)

    If the fastest solution is also the least expensive and it buys us 15-40 years (TAP’s estimate) then how much more debate do we need? Our city is broke, and federal grant of not, it seems irresponsible to even consider $1 billion or more for a new bridge, when the one we have could be repaired at 10-20% of the cost. And in 15 years (although it’s supposed to be 10) we should have some redundancy with light rail. Six years for a replacement bridge will kill a lot of West Seattle businesses, jobs and crush our home values. Please fix our bridge, please! 

    • Derek August 24, 2020 (12:12 pm)

      Wholeheartedly agree.I am going to join this group and march. Fiance and I just moved to Belvidere neighborhood and are extremely displeased with the bridge situation and traffic. We might as well live in Fife. 

      • atc August 26, 2020 (11:15 pm)

        with all due respect, living in/on belvidere, and Fife, please.

  • Azimuth August 24, 2020 (12:05 pm)

    I was on the “just replace it” train under the 10-year projection, but I agree 15+ is looks more agreeable to fix it instead. I understand they were winging it on limited info and high pressure originally, but they have been staring at the bridge for months now and should have a handle on the highest-likely outcome for repair by now.

  • Colonel Mustard's Wrench August 24, 2020 (12:53 pm)

    Fix it. 
    Quit dinking around.  Businesses are failing, people are losing jobs.  There are big consequences to not moving forward with a fast, safe, fix.   It has been five months.  Get on it !
    And a big thanks to West Seattle Bridge Now. 
    Mayor Durkan – are you listening ? 
    Councilmember Lisa Herbold – are you listening ? 
    Transportation Committee Chair Alex Pederson – are you listening ? 
    Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez – are you listening ?  
    Shore the bridge and fix it !  Period.
    Jon Wright – your snide comments are not appreciated.  Some people’s livelihoods depend on the bridge being functional.  You apparently can sit in West Seattle and be unaffected.  Just admit that you can be sequestered without consequence – however, try to dig down deep and see if you can locate some empathy for others.

    • Jon Wright August 24, 2020 (8:11 pm)

      Each one of us is at a different place as we progress through the 7 Stages Of Grief as they relate to the bridge. It sounds like you are still dealing with anger, bargaining, and depression. That’s a tough place to be. I encourage everyone to get beyond those and on to acceptance and hope. 

  • Bugsy August 24, 2020 (5:12 pm)

    Repair the bridge if at all possible!!! The status quo is not sustainable. We cannot live like this  for 5+ years. WS business will close.  Economic development (Port & construction) will suffer. WS residents’ employment, education and life choices will be severely curtailed over that extended period of time.  And the impacts of additional congestion in the detour neighborhoods of South Park, Highland Park and Georgetown are not sustainable nor equitable.  Many of us will avoid solo car trips as possible, but for those of us who do not work downtown, or who have kids, and ever leave WS with our kids, this is just not sustainable.  There are federal grants available. 15 years is a long time.  Repair the bridge already! 

  • Aaron August 24, 2020 (5:36 pm)

    Riding underneath the bridge every day, it is amazing to see how fast they are doing the repairs. The work platforms are both already in the second position, and the wraps look to be done (and painted) behind. Impossible to see the folks working up on those platforms, but they seem to be working as fast as possible. I’d be stoked to see a repair that was good for 15-20 years, as I’m due to hopefully retire and bail outta Seattle in about 14! The pandemic is the cause of business problems…not the bridge.  Lighten up Francis!

  • Mary Ann August 24, 2020 (6:28 pm)

    This has been an issue they have been tracking for a few years. We should ask why has the city not been creating a “rainy day” fund to take care of this. I understand the current situation with the pandemic, but I am frustrated by the chronic and repetitive mismanagement by our elected and appointed officials. 

  • Alki August 24, 2020 (6:33 pm)

    This is an easy decision. Just do the repair and get started on it right away. Come on Mayor Durkan. Yes and you also Lisa Herbold, have you not heard the message loud and clear. You made a big mistake by voting for the defunding of the police department. Don’t double up on this one. We need the bridge repaired and as quick as possible.

  • Sharon August 24, 2020 (7:04 pm)

    It’s a knee jerk reaction to go with another expensive & lengthy bridge option. We need to SERIOUSLY ASSESS A PRE-FAB TUNNEL LIKE THE BAY AREA USES FOR BART.

    See this interesting Video presentation from local experts who raise the great idea of an Immersed Tube Tunnel in the Duwamish. Lots of advantages and gives me hope for a better, cheaper, faster solution for WS.

    .: http://planwashington.org/blog/archive/future-fit-transportation-six-options-for-the-west-seattle-duwamish-crossing/

  • Stevie J August 24, 2020 (7:08 pm)

    It’s unfortunate that our 20th century leaders in government and industry made our society so car-centric and spread out. Ideally, 90% of what you need would be right in West Seattle, and you could get there by walking, streetcar, or light rail (in that order). Unfortunately, the most dangerous, polluting, and space-inefficient mode of transport is king, and it induces people to get their hair cut 20 miles away, so when a single bridge closes, people panic. I don’t blame individuals for making these decisions. It is baked into our society and at this point our parents and grandparents lived this way too, so most people can’t imagine anything else. This should be a lesson to us all. Please write the city council urging them to legalize small businesses and denser housing on all arterials in the city, so that everything we need can be right in our neighborhood. 

    • 1994 August 24, 2020 (9:19 pm)

      Stevie J – some of us do live like you describe. Most of my needs and my families are met right here in WS or Burien. My job happens to be located in zip code 98118. Work is the reason I leave WS 5 days a week. But, I do need to drive there (14 miles round trip) because the bus would take me 1 1/2 to 2 hours each way and my biking days are behind me.

    • Anne August 24, 2020 (9:36 pm)

      Hmm-many  work  outside of WS,  attend school outside  of WS-see doctors ,dentists outside of WS, have friends, family that live outside of WS, attend functions, meetings outside of WS. As much as I love WS & always shop local first-everything I need is not in WS -nor will it be.

    • Matt P August 25, 2020 (12:10 am)

      The problem is dense housing near jobs.  It doesn’t exist here yet.

  • Alki August 24, 2020 (9:53 pm)

    Stevie J, sounds good on the surface but all the hospitals are on pill hill. West Seattle Hospital closed over 30 years ago. Costco is on 4th ave. The Seahawks and Mariners Stadiums are in Sodo.  I try to do everything I can in West Seattle, but you do have to leave here for some essential services. The bridge is needed when you live on a peninsula.

  • DeadEndMarc August 25, 2020 (5:58 am)

    The fast fix is unlikely to be a permanent fix, or even long term. The design flaw will remain after the carbon fiber wrap band-aid. We need a new solution without tons of suspended concrete, norsubject to design issues and seismic vulnerability.

  • Sam Danziger August 25, 2020 (6:35 am)

    Does anyone know how to get a message to Adam Ludwig? I would love to hear more about the contractor initiated changes. It sounds like an after-the-fact fix that worked, just not quite well enough.   Is this sort of thing common for major construction projects?

    • Adam Ludwig August 26, 2020 (11:21 am)

      Sam, my understanding is that the changes were made for the contractor’s means and methods of construction.  They would also have been responsible for temporary support of the bridge during construction, and so would have done their own due-diligence and determined that more shear reinforcing was required (it was.)  It is a crying shame the the city did not maintain records of the post-tensioning shop drawings as they would have been golden.

  • Colonel Mustard's Wrench August 26, 2020 (8:50 am)

    Many of us on the West Seattle Peninsula believe that based on SDOT reports, the bridge can be repaired.  And we also understand that a replacement new bridge will need to be designed and built at some point in the future.
    Yes – we are angry at the snails pace it took to begin the shoring. 
    Yes – we are angry that officials appear to consider it an option to allow 10 years of no bridge while the replacement is designed and built. 
    No – we are not bargaining or depressed. 
    But if many of us had the luxury of being stay-at-home dads (Jon Wright), perhaps we wouldn’t care about a functional bridge.  Most of us don’t have that luxury. 
    (Although I am not a stay-at-home dad, I value the parenting work that moms and dads provide who stay at home and raise children.) 
    Most of us are sharply focused to see action that leads to a repaired, functional bridge.  If we wanted to live on an island, we would be living on Vashon. 
    We don’t want to live on an island. 
    We want the bridge repaired in a timely manner. 
    As I write this, I see another West Seattle restaurant closing indefinitely.

  • Meyer August 26, 2020 (9:27 am)

    What is the best way to contact Lisa Herbold, Mayor Durkan and SDOT about our opinions in this matter? Phone? Email? Letter? Twitter? Does anyone have a contact us form we should use?

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