TRAFFIC ALERT: South Park Bridge has reopened

3:48 PM: The South Park Bridge has opened again to vehicle traffic, two days after it was closed because of utility poles and trees down on East Marginal Way, blocking access to its east end. Here’s some of what they cleaned up (photos courtesy SDOT):

4:25 PM: Though the bridge is open/accessible again, SDOT says parts of East Marginal are still closed – to be specific, between 16th Ave South & South 86th Place.

5:40 PM: In an email update, SDOT elaborates, “Although SCL has completed work to clear debris and repair equipment within Seattle city limits, damaged traffic signal equipment in Tukwila continues to make the road unsafe to reopen south of the bridge. SDOT and Tukwila Public Works are continuing to work closely together to respond to the situation.” The stretch of East Marginal that remains closed isn’t expected to reopen before tomorrow.

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: South Park Bridge has reopened"

  • Ant October 26, 2021 (8:52 pm)

    I feel bad for the people who had to go to work to fix broken airplanes only to be stopped by broken power lines. 

    • Yma October 27, 2021 (5:14 am)

      Yeah – we don’t fix airplanes, but teen has classes in the afternoon at Museum of Flight. The round trip these past couple a days has been … interesting. Cursing may have been involved- especially yesterday at 6 when we learned the bridge was open but that leeetle stretch of road to get to the bridge was not.

  • Andrew October 26, 2021 (11:50 pm)

    Quit coming down to south park, y’all are making our neighborhood to crowded. Rebuild your west seattle bridge. Reckless drivers everywhere, i’ve almost gotten hit twice.

  • 22blades October 27, 2021 (3:47 am)

    Thanks to the crews that responded in a safe & diligent manner. Downed lines, water & wind sounds like a dangerous combination. We don’t need it to be an industrial accident on top of everything else. Thanks!

  • Lola October 27, 2021 (8:01 am)

    Yes took it today.  You can only go to the left on E-marginal as they have the right blocked off. 

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