WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE REOPENING: Want to order a ‘Reunited’ T-shirt?

Remember the West Seattle Bridge reopening design contest won by Susie Perry‘s “Reunited”? Now you can get it on a T-shirt.

The commemorative T-shirt is available in short sleeves or long sleeves, with a short-sleeve kids’ option, in a variety of sizes. Order by this Friday so your shirt(s) can be available in the first batch that’ll be ready for pickup at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW) September 9th, 10th, 11th (11 am-2 pm). Organizers explain, “Proceeds from the shirt sales will go back into the West Seattle community, distributed by two local nonprofit organizations: the West Seattle Junction Association and the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce.” If you’re not ready to buy one now, they are expecting to order another batch in the third week of September and say other options such as a hoodie version might be available then, depending on how demand goes in the first wave. To order a T-shirt now, just go here.

16 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE REOPENING: Want to order a 'Reunited' T-shirt?"

  • Adam August 23, 2022 (3:45 pm)


  • Mike August 23, 2022 (3:48 pm)

    No t-shirt for me, thanks. Just let me know when I can finally actually really drive across the bridge again, after 2 1/2 years of massive __itty of Seattle dysfunction. Nothing else matters but getting it open again.

    • ExcitedWSRes August 23, 2022 (5:15 pm)

      You must be really fun at parties. 

      • 935 August 23, 2022 (7:22 pm)

        I think Mike is spot on. I betcha we’d party GREAT together!

        OPEN THE BRIDGE. Enough with the false sense of accomplishment!

    • W. Seattle August 23, 2022 (9:39 pm)

      Right on the money…No celebration or fanfare – get the bridge open and fix the city’s ineptitude.

      • ExcitedWS August 24, 2022 (6:58 am)

        Just in case there was any confusion, The selling of shirts does not delay the bridge opening day. Nor are the shirts designed and sold by SDOT or the city, Just a volunteer coalition that wants to raise money for local businesses and celebrate something monumental. 

  • Steve August 23, 2022 (8:38 pm)

    Shirts look cool, have no idea why the size chart is so hard to read

  • KK50 August 24, 2022 (7:45 am)

    Does anyone else see the total irony of the design logo: Reunited and the absolute Divisiveness of “West Seattle Best Seattle”. I believe the original was Reunited and it feels so good, I would have gotten behind that logo! 

    • WSB August 24, 2022 (10:18 am)

      From a discussion during a meeting early in the reopening-celebration-planning process (we covered a few in the early going), I believe the problem may have been that the original line was a copyrighted song lyric. (Peaches & Herb, “Reunited,” 1978)

  • WSResident August 24, 2022 (9:09 am)

    How about an FU SDOT t shirt instead?  I’d pay for that!   This shouldn’t have taken this long.  What an embarrassment. WSR

    • Eldorado August 25, 2022 (6:57 am)


  • Eldorado August 25, 2022 (6:57 am)

    “I waited 2 and a half years for them to fix the dang bridge, and all I got was this T-Shirt.” would be a better slogan, I think. Fun Fact Though: it only took 29 months to construct the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge… and look how that turned out. 

  • rp August 25, 2022 (9:13 am)

    Rename this bridge the Rolf Neslund Memorial Bridge

  • B + B August 30, 2022 (2:56 pm)

    Will there be grand re-opening events planned, such as a walk across the bridge and back? Or will there just be speechifying and politicking?

    • WSB August 30, 2022 (3:49 pm)

      Neither. As previously reported, SDOT said the bridge could not be made available for events; at one point then they talked about throwing an off-bridge community appreciation event but THEN subsequently said that at “outreach” events all they heard was (paraphrasing) “all we want is for you people to hurry up and open the bridge.” The only “speechifying” they say will happen is a media briefing a few days prior, down on Harbor Island, NOT on the bridge.

  • sam-c September 2, 2022 (8:53 am)

    Are the first batch of shirts sold out? The link to order doesn’t seem to be working now.

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