WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE CLOSURE: Coalition’s ‘video wall’ debuts; Community Task Force meets Wednesday

Two West Seattle Bridge notes tonight:

WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE NOW ‘VIDEO WALL’: With the repair-or-replace decision due before the month is out, the community coalition West Seattle Bridge NOW continues pressing for a quick fix. Last month we reported on their call for people to send videos telling their stories underscoring that plea. WSBN has now published some of them as a “video wall” here, featuring West Seattleites from students to seniors. “We’re really excited about how this turned out,” says WSBN’s Kevin Broveleit.

NEXT COMMUNITY TASK FORCE MEETING: The livestream viewing links are already set for the next West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force meeting, coming up at noon this Wednesday (October 7th) – the main link is here, and that will include one of the breakout-discussion groups during the meeting; the other discussion group will break off to this link. We don’t have the agenda yet, so we don’t know exactly when in the meeting that’s scheduled to happen. But the centerpiece of the meeting is expected to be information from the Cost-Benefit Analysis – the report that will shape the repair-or-replace decision before the month ends.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE CLOSURE: Coalition's 'video wall' debuts; Community Task Force meets Wednesday"

  • Jen October 5, 2020 (12:45 am)

    How do we submit videos for the wall? I didn’t see a link on the website. 

  • Mj October 5, 2020 (1:16 pm)

    I certainly hope the Mayor and Council listen to the testimonials.  If the WSB was a State highway, traffic volumes are similar to SR – 520 floating bridge, the repair would be well underway with reopening in 2021.  The Mayor found $100,000,000 in the budget to fund other items she needs to find money to fix the bridge.

  • Mj October 5, 2020 (3:40 pm)

    Hopefully the Mayor and Council will listen to the testimonials. 

    If this was a State Highway, the traffic volumes are similar to SR -520 floating bridge, the fix would already be well underway.  WSDOT would likely have gotten the bridge re opened by next spring. 

    Further if WSDOT was doing the inspection in 2014 they likely would have identified the need to fix the bridge then and WS residents would not be having to stress over this on top of everything else now!

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