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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Ballard Bridge Back Open for Afternoon Commute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/19/2007  3:45:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Ballard Bridge Back Open for Afternoon Commute

SEATTLE-The Ballard Bridge was repaired and reopened to traffic this afternoon at approximately 3:40 p.m., in time for the afternoon commute period.

The Ballard Bridge, which connects Ballard to the downtown and the Interbay communities of Seattle, became stuck in the open position at approximately 12:45 p.m. today. The bridge operator was able to open the two halves of the bridge wider to allow ships to pass through, but the two leaves of the bridge would not close completely so that vehicles could drive over. Seattle Police Officers helped clear and reroute traffic.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $8 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.


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Seattle Department of Transportation

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