Lake Union Park Repair

Updated: July 17, 2018

Thank you, Seattle. This project is complete!

The Lake Union Park bridge is open. We have completed all the work on the project.

Work included:  

  • Removal of existing soil and installation of lightweight geofoam under hardscapes (walkways) along the western portion of the park 'peninsula' (west of MOHAI) to reduce load.
  • Bridge abutment was modified to allow for continued use of the existing abutment while allowing for possible lateral deformation of the abutment in the future. 
  • A portion of the boardwalk between the bridge and the bulkhead was repaired. 
  • The bridge reinstalled.


Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, 98109


$350,000 from 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy
$690,000 from the Seattle Park District
$3.6 million from the Real Estate Excise Tax (REET)


Construction: July - November 2017

Project Description

This project, funded with 2008 Parks Levy funds redirected from the Seattle Asian Art Museum renovation project, investigates and repairs subsidence issues in walkway areas at Lake Union Park, along the north side of the park adjacent to the water, and east and north of the pedestrian bridge on the west side of the park. Temporary repairs have been made to eliminate tripping hazards, but this project constructs a long term solution to ensure safe and accessible walkways.

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