More Ballard Bridge Cleaning | Aug 9

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SDOT Roadway Structures bridge crews are cleaning the Ballard Bridge approach and bascule. Bascule?  A fun word for a device that operates like a balance; in movable bridges it’s the weighty area that counters the force of the raised section when, well, when it’s raised.  Either way, between today and tomorrow it’s all getting cleaned!


What you can expect:

Thursday, August 9 | 7 AM – 3 PM


Crews will take one NB lane of 15th Ave NW across the bridge for equipment and safe space to work.



To learn more about the bridge team, visit our web site.


Bridge Operations & Structural Maintenance Manager at


Thank you for your patience as we work to maintain Seattle infrastructure!