SDOT will close the Fremont Bridge for painting to all traffic between midnight and 7a.m. both Saturday and Sunday mornings this weekend, and next weekend. The bridge’s southern span will be raised and kept upright so crews can prime and paint the steel underneath and behind the bridge counter-weight.
Vehicles and Metro buses will be detoured across the Ballard Bridge, although the Aurora Bridge on SR99 is also an alternate route. Bicyclists and pedestrians will be provided brief opportunities to cross at 1:20 a.m. and 2:20 a.m., when the southern span will be momentarily lowered for crossing.
Marine traffic will be able to pass freely underneath the bridge on the Lake Washington Ship Canal.
Painting of the northern half of the Fremont Bridge was recently completed, and the environmental containment system is currently being re-established under the southern span. For more information about the painting project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bridgepainting_current.htm