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NE 45th Street Viaduct - Digital Documents

1935-1939

Ordinance 65629 authorizing construction of the viaduct (Aug. 29, 1935)

Letter to Works Progress Administration (Dec. 18, 1935)

Ordinance 68414 authorizing acceptance of PWA grant (July 7, 1938)

Notice of contract award to Western Construction and cost estimate (Dec. 1938)

Photo of viaduct construction (Feb. 3, 1939)

Photo of viaduct construction (Feb. 3, 1939)

Photo of viaduct construction (Feb. 3, 1939)

Photo of viaduct construction (April 3, 1939)

Photo of viaduct construction (April 3, 1939)

Photo of viaduct construction (April 20, 1939)

Photo of viaduct construction (June 2, 1939)

Photo of viaduct construction (June 2, 1939)

Ordinance 69252 increasing appropriation for construction (July 9, 1939)

Photo of completed viaduct (Sept. 18, 1939)


1955-1962

Ordinance 84381 authorizing widening of the viaduct (Aug. 30, 1955)

Newspaper article about viaduct work (1956)

Ordinance 85365 authorizing additional funds for widening (Sept. 11, 1956)

Wage scale for workers (1956)

Photo of viaduct construction (Dec. 18, 1956)

Photo of viaduct luncheon (March 29, 1957)

Photo of viaduct ribbon cutting (March 29, 1957)

Photo of viaduct ribbon cutting (March 29, 1957)

Photo of viaduct after channelization (April 5, 1957)

Aerial photo of University Village area (May 14, 1962)


1972-2010

Ordinance 101607 authorizing preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates for the East Approach Replacement Structure (Nov. 16, 1972)

Environmental impact statement for East Approach (1972)

Memo re: need to replace portion of wood trestle (Oct. 12, 1973)

Letter to Washington Archaeological Research Center regarding geology of land (Feb. 10, 1975)

Request from City Engineer for more funds (May 7, 1975)

Approval of contract award to Dale M. Madden Construction (Oct. 27, 1975)

Wage scale for workers (1975)

Advertisement for University Village in Seattle Times (April 25, 1975)

Detour Map (1975)

Newspaper article about viaduct closure (Dec. 31, 1975)

Newspaper article about dispute over piling (March 18, 1976)

Newspaper article about construction noise (May 3, 1976)

Response to noise code violations (May 10, 1976)

Complaints and response regarding construction delays (Sept.-Oct. 1976)

Correspondence regarding rail replacement contract (1976)

Letter regarding completion of work (June 22, 1978)

Ordinance 108524 regarding funds and plans for west approach (Sept. 26, 1979)

Ordinance 109786 authorizing supplemental agreement regarding replacement of railings and walkway on west approach (March 25, 1981)

Photo of viaduct looking east, including railings (August 12, 1981)


Photo of viaduct looking east, including railings (August 12, 1981)

Photo of viaduct looking west (August 12, 1981)

Aerial photo of viaduct (April 21, 1982)

Ordinance 111176 appropriating funds for deck rehabilitation (June 13, 1983)

Correspondence regarding bid for deck rehabilitation (1983-1984)

Photos documenting west approach replacement work (2010)