UPDATE: Crash on West Seattle low bridge

10:21 PM: If you are heading on- or off-peninsula and aiming for the low bridge, since it’s open to all traffic this time of night, you might want to wait a while. There’s a (corrected) westbound crash. Thanks to Lisa for the tip; SFD and SPD were dispatched.

10:29 PM: Eastbound is affected too, according to the texted photo above.

11:08 PM: Still sluggish, as seen on the SDOT cam.

11:17 PM: All clear, says SDOT.

12 Replies to "UPDATE: Crash on West Seattle low bridge"

  • David Witcraft September 18, 2020 (10:46 pm)

    Any info or crash pics?

    • WSB September 18, 2020 (11:11 pm)

      All I have is above. Apparently no major injuries, as no medic unit was dispatched, just an engine, and it’s already closed out of the call. – TR

  • pdxmark September 18, 2020 (11:01 pm)

    That explains why I saw a 120 bus going south on West Marginal Way a little bit ago..Looking at the transit tracker the busses stuck on the bridge right now are running 50+ minutes behind schedule right now 

  • Pdxmark September 18, 2020 (11:13 pm)

    Looks like they just opened it back up, watching the live traffic camera snd cars just started moving 

  • Question Authority September 19, 2020 (9:32 am)

    The enforcement cameras with substantial fines can’t start soon, this is a prime example of an event blocking emergency vehicles to and from West Seattle.

    • Carole September 19, 2020 (6:17 pm)

      6:15pm Saturday and 3 passenger vehicles visible following a bus across the low bridge.  Guess rules don’t apply to special people.

    • alki_2008 September 19, 2020 (8:05 pm)

      Enforcement cameras would’ve made a difference in this instance, how?  The article was posted at 10:21pm, which is over an hour after the low bridge was open to all traffic (9pm).

  • Sheila. Stewart September 19, 2020 (10:12 am)

    I was in Seattle for a short visit last week. After traveling to and from West Seattle, I’m surprised there haven’t been several more accidents. The POORLY marked detours should be an embarrassment to Seattle DOT. 

    • 1994 September 19, 2020 (8:56 pm)

      Yes Sheila Stewart, we residents of West Seattle are embarrassed about SDOTS gaffs of which there are many….. One of the detour signs is about only 6 feet off the ground (35th & Roxbury) so a driver can drive right by it before noticing the orange sign, by then too late and the driver has made an extra detour thanks to the lousy detour signage.

  • they September 19, 2020 (11:21 am)

    It was only a matter of time, untill they reduce the speed limit on this bridge this will be just one of many to come. 

  • Jumbles September 21, 2020 (9:59 am)

    Why are there so many cars on the low bridge? This is why traffic will always be annoying, people will cheat no matter what.

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