UPDATE: Crash on northbound 1st Avenue S. Bridge

2:13 PM: If you’re headed off-peninsula – don’t head for the 1st Avenue South Bridge right now. There’s a big emergency response for what SFD describes as a “rollover vehicle.”

2:28 PM: Via radio, crews reported two people trapped in the vehicle. “Live” WSDOT camera view added above.

3:06 PM: WSDOT says two lanes of traffic are open now.

MONDAY EVENING: Framegrab substituted for what had been a “live” image above.

5 Replies to "UPDATE: Crash on northbound 1st Avenue S. Bridge"

  • Nicole Watters September 7, 2020 (2:28 pm)

    No traffic is going over the bridge for a bit.  Multiple emergency vehicles.  We can’t see the scene but at least 10 emergency response vehicles passed us and we have been stopped for 30 minutes.  

  • Sophia September 7, 2020 (2:28 pm)

    I’m stuck in the jam right now, it’s completely backed up and doesn’t look like it will clear anytime soon. Wish I took a different way. 

  • pilsner September 8, 2020 (12:08 am)

    Maybe a silly question, but was pedestrian traffic affected at all? I might start riding a bicycle to work, and I am wondering how uptight they get about things of that nature at a time like this.

  • YES2WS September 8, 2020 (7:16 am)

    @Pilsner,  The bicyclists ride alongside the bridge (a bit lower than the cars do) and it’s well protected from traffic.  I had trouble finding the on-ramp at first but once you know where it is, it’s a good way to roll.

  • Kathy September 8, 2020 (9:08 am)

    The wayfinding for cyclists and pedestrians at the north end of the 1st Ave Bridge is very difficult. We have been asking SDOT for years to make the wayfinding more clear in this area. Maybe some green painted paths on the pavement and some paving would help. All the construction and heavy traffic in the area make navigation for people not driving difficult. We could also use some bike lanes on 1st, 4th and 6th Avenues south leading from Southpark and Georgetown through SODO and into Downtown. 

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