More Longfellow Creek bridge trouble

(WSB file photo)

Last week we published this report about a Longfellow Creek footbridge that was removed and won’t be replaced before next year. Today, word that another bridge across the creek is out for a while – the “Fishbone Bridge” that crosses the creek south of Dragonfly Pavilion at 28th/Dakota. Seattle Parks says the bridge is “temporarily closed while Seattle Public Utilities works on repairing and replacing portions of the bridge deck.” The closure is expected to continue through the end of the month. P.S. The bridge’s official name is Salmon Bone Bridge; it was designed by artist Lorna Jordan.

4 Replies to "More Longfellow Creek bridge trouble"

  • Pdxmark77 March 2, 2021 (5:14 pm)

    I just walked across the Fishbone bridge and there’s no signs or anything indicating it will be closed.I do know they installed plywood last year but that looked to be a temporary fix.  It sounds lik they are going to do a more permanent fix?

    • WSB March 3, 2021 (8:34 pm)

      I’ll check.

  • Laura Bruco March 2, 2021 (7:37 pm)

    Hey, but the crocuses are in bloom at the Dragonfly Pavilion! They even survived the big snow, but get here fast if you want to see them. Seriously, it is so overdue for the bridge to be fixed. Thank goodness it’s finally getting done. I believe it was over 3 years ago that I was told it was in the budget to be fixed.  

  • BW March 2, 2021 (9:03 pm)

    SEATTLE WANTED: quality civil engineersIt seems we should outsource our civil engineering to Oregon State, the land where bridges last more than a few decades.  Go Beavs!

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