While we have written a lot about the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge which is undergoing stabilization measures as we continue to analyze repair or replacement options, we have also been continuing to focus on creating a precautionary plan to repair and preserve the West Seattle Low Bridge, also known as the Spokane St Swing Bridge, for years to come.

The Low Bridge has come to play an extremely important role in Seattle’s transportation system. With the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closed for public safety, the Low Bridge has become a critically important path for emergency vehicles, essential freight, buses, and people walking and biking to get in and out of West Seattle.

We need to take extremely good care of the of the Low Bridge and have fast-tracked numerous precautionary safety, maintenance, and strengthening measures to ensure that we can rely on this bridge to play its outsized role today and in the many years ahead.