WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE: Reopening celebration’s winning design

As of tonight, the West Seattle Bridge has been closed for 800 days. Next week, SDOT promises an update on the timeline for reopening it. And once there’s a date for that, the community coalition planning a reopening celebration will know when it can happen. In the meantime, the design contest has a winner:

The artist is Susie Perry. Full details are yet to come, but the party planners expected to use the logo on a variety of swag/merchandise, including T-shirts. The community-planned-and-funded celebration is likely to include a run/walk on the bridge plus a food festival. Plans are likely to solidify afterthe aforementioned timeline update is presented at the June 9th meeting of the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force

44 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE: Reopening celebration's winning design"

  • HS May 31, 2022 (7:40 pm)

    Congratulations Susie 👏👏👏👏

  • Sonja May 31, 2022 (7:54 pm)

    It looks great!

  • Meryl May 31, 2022 (8:04 pm)

    Fantastic design! 

  • bolo May 31, 2022 (8:15 pm)

    Colors are strongly appropriate, very much in sync with last weekend’s weather. Clean balanced design.
    I pick out the bridge, a VW, ferris wheel, Smith Tower, Space Needle, misc. buildings, 99 Tunnel. Not sure about the origami thingy (that’s probably not what it is).

    • Pigeon Point Resident May 31, 2022 (8:33 pm)

      The origami thing is probably the main Library building downtown

      • Amy May 31, 2022 (8:37 pm)

        Or MoPop

      • Susie June 1, 2022 (12:35 pm)

        Yep, it’s the library downtown! Glad everyone likes it! 

      • WestSeattleDude June 2, 2022 (6:57 am)

        Looks like a tent!

    • Sue T. May 31, 2022 (8:43 pm)

      It’s definitely the downtown public library building.

    • CINNAMON MADONNA June 1, 2022 (6:26 am)

      …I believe the “Origami thing” is a sculpture. I’ve seen it before in the city. 

  • JJ May 31, 2022 (8:24 pm)

    That design is beautiful!

  • TM May 31, 2022 (8:32 pm)

    It’s going to be semi-epic having that bridge back! 

  • justme May 31, 2022 (8:46 pm)

    Anyone else have Reunited by Peaches and Herb stuck in their head now?Great design and colors!

    • CINNAMON MADONNA June 1, 2022 (6:27 am)

      🍑 🍑🍑

    • KT June 1, 2022 (8:20 am)

      Yes, immediately that popped into my head.

  • Boinsted May 31, 2022 (9:20 pm)

    This design is the only thing I have liked about the bridge being closed for so long. ;) Well done Susie. I would buy a shirt with this on it. 

  • HereWeAre May 31, 2022 (9:25 pm)

    Hmmm, I’m missing some sense of humanity and nature, not just one car and lots of hardscape?? I welcome the reconnect but wonder if this minimizes impact and opportunity for a different next chapter? A design challenge I can’t address but want to highlight for our communities

    • WS Res June 1, 2022 (8:33 am)

      Yes, this commemorative t-shirt design is definitely going to minimize the chances of innovative approaches to climate and the environment in the future. Decades from now, when we look back at this inflection point from our life in the burning sand wastes, we’ll think “if only there had been a design with more humanity and nature in it!”

    • Eye roll June 5, 2022 (8:25 am)

      THANK YOU for reminding us.  hardscape = badnature = good.When you think about it, why even have roads, bridges, buildings, anything not of nature? The caveman had it all figured out. So wise, so wise. 

  • ACG May 31, 2022 (9:50 pm)

    I like it!!!!

  • Mj May 31, 2022 (10:23 pm)

    And it will feel so good!

  • Robert June 1, 2022 (12:28 am)

    I must say, it is an uplifting design. Hits all the right notes. The best part of the design, though is the volkswagen bug. 😁

  • Jim June 1, 2022 (3:10 am)

    Is Susie being compensated for the licensing and sale of her artwork?! Or are they just giving her that one time pay off and they’re going to make 10 times as much off her work?!

  • lisa June 1, 2022 (3:16 am)

    Gorgeous design, I look forward to proudly wearing my T shirt.  Thank you for the opportunity to celebrate on the bridge before cars finally make their way over it again. What fun that will be. 

  • Erik W June 1, 2022 (3:28 am)

    Congrats Susie. Well deserved!

  • TheMuralist June 1, 2022 (4:26 am)

    Besides it saying “West Seattle” and some sort of bridge this seems more like a design for Georgetown, but what I know just 8 years of design school under my belt.

    • Felix Grounds June 1, 2022 (11:43 am)

      Let’s see your design.

    • Craig Threlkeld June 1, 2022 (12:10 pm)

      You could have joined the contest. It was open to all. Easier to criticize though.But what do I know, I’ve just been reading for 55years?

  • Jeepney June 1, 2022 (7:23 am)

    Great design!  In regards to celebrations, which charities will receive the funds?I love clicking on the Blog and seeing stories with the words “west Seattle bridge” and “reopening” in the same headline.   The end of our nightmare is almost over.

  • ed June 1, 2022 (8:43 am)

    I’d get happy but there is no ‘official date’ yet.  Technically mid 2022 is July 2nd 2022.

  • Jb June 1, 2022 (8:57 am)

    What a waste of money. Do we really need a reopening festival. Dumbest idea of 2022 so far.

  • Delridge resident June 1, 2022 (9:51 am)

    Yay for good news! Great work Susie (and WSB for the great and timely reporting as always) :D

  • JGM June 1, 2022 (11:18 am)

    The artist missed the evergreens. How. Could. The. Artist. Miss. The. Trees.???I call for a revised logo ASAP to include trees. Who’s with me?

  • Jack June 1, 2022 (11:33 am)

    YAY SUSIE! Congrats

  • danny June 1, 2022 (11:44 am)

    (former East Vashon)

  • west side June 1, 2022 (12:20 pm)

    West Seattle, Best Seattle
    We need a comma! but REALLY great design

  • Michael Ostrogorsky June 1, 2022 (1:09 pm)

    I totally don’t understand why they didn’t pick my design! 

  • Moremole June 1, 2022 (1:41 pm)

    Love the design and name…Reunited!

    Reunited, and it feels so good.
    Reunited ‘cause we understood.
    There’s one perfect fit, and sugar, this one is it.
    We ALL are so excited ‘cause we’re reunited, hey, hey:)

  • Sandra June 1, 2022 (2:39 pm)

    I love the this design Susie.  You nailed it! Where can we start buying t-shirts?

    • Susie June 2, 2022 (8:53 am)

      Thanks Sandra! The committee said they’ll make decisions about printing it after the 9th when SDOT gives us their timeline. 

  • ArborHeightRes June 1, 2022 (4:18 pm)

    Gorgeous design.  Cannot wait to buy a T-shirt.  Kudos!

  • Adam June 2, 2022 (10:47 am)

    Brilliant, Susie,

  • Trevor Leonard June 3, 2022 (10:19 am)

    Sure will be nice to be able to drive on the bridge again.

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