Admiral Way Bridge Testing | July 30 – Aug 6

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Next week the 1927 vintage Admiral Way Bridge, over West Seattle’s Fairmount Ravine, gets structural testing (no multiple choice or essay). 

 

What you can expect.

Single lane closures with brief full bridge closures on August 1 and August 4, to accommodate equipment and support staff. The work is divided into four phases.

 

Phase I – South bridge below deck equipment setup.

Monday, July 30 & Tuesday, July 31 (7 AM – 4 PM)

We will close the outer EB lane. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will not be restricted.

 

Phase IISouth bridge live load testing.

Wednesday, August 1 (7 AM – ~4 PM)

We fully close the bridge for multiple 5-minute time periods. When testing is complete, the outer EB lane will be closed for crews to remove sensors.

 

Phase IIINorth bridge below deck equipment setup.

Thursday, August 2 & Friday, August 3 (7 AM – 4 PM) 

We will close the outer WB lane. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will not be restricted.

 

Phase IVNorth bridge live load testing.

Saturday, August 4 (7 AM – 4 PM)

We fully close the bridge for multiple 5-minute time periods. When testing is complete, the outer WB lane will be closed for crews to remove sensors.

 

Monday, August 6 (TBD)

Crews may need to close travel lanes to wrap up testing.

 

About our Roadway Structures bridge team.

Our Roadway Structures bridge team inspects, maintains, and/or operates nearly 280 bridges in Seattle. That includes managing the safe weight capacity of bridges of bridges through analysis, field verification tests, and monitoring of instrumentation on deficient bridges.

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Contact us!

Learn more about the team on our website. Have a question or inquiry? Email: paul.jackson@seattle.gov or call us at 206.684.8325.