WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE: See SDOT’s new recap video

(WSB photo from August tour atop the West Seattle Bridge)

Last time the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force met (WSB coverage here), and in other meetings, there’s been recurring discussion about ways SDOT could communicate what’s been going on in the past year and a half since the bridge closed. One suggestion was a video recap. SDOT produced one and has just made it public.

There’s no new information in the 5-minute video, but that wasn’t the point – SDOT says the video is meant to help people:

*Learn more about the West Seattle Bridge closure
*See how SDOT is responding in partnership with community members
*Learn what you can do to help reduce congestion and impacts on your neighbors

It’s viewable with subtitles in English, Spanish, Somali, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Khmer, Oromo, and Vietnamese. Speaking of which, SDOT’s announcement about the video also notes:

SDOT has also recently implemented a new phone system that offers in-language messaging options so you can speak to someone in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Somali, Khmer, or Oromo – in addition to English – about the West Seattle Bridge? Call 206-400-7511 to use the new phone service, and someone who speaks your language will then call you back to talk about the bridge.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE: See SDOT's new recap video"

  • bill September 2, 2021 (8:11 pm)

    So, the foot-stompers have won. SDOT is wasting staff time and money producing contentless videos to mollify the people who want to see “progress.” I once had a boss who confused activity with productivity. Glad to be away from that situation. Can’t seem to escape it in West Seattle, though.

  • Fix the bridge now September 2, 2021 (9:58 pm)

    What a warm and fuzzy pile of BS!!!!

  • Graciano September 3, 2021 (1:32 am)

    Enough of the BS, Just fix the bridge.

  • Early Morning Hassle September 4, 2021 (11:43 am)

    I love the confidence of “Opening Mid-2022.  Is Mid-2022 a  month, a group of months or a specific day? I know dates on big projects change and it is understandable when those things might happen, but being vague does not  exude much confidence. I am sure the contractor has given them a plan with dates on it.  

    • WSB September 4, 2021 (12:37 pm)

      We are supposed to hear a more defined schedule this month.

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