Magnolia Bridge Planning Study
Last updated: August 24, 2017
Environmental impacts over the last two decades have weathered the Magnolia Bridge. We perform regular maintenance and frequent inspections on the bridge to ensure it is safe to use. However, in the long term, we will need a replacement for the bridge.
In 2002, the year after the Nisqually Earthquake, we received a grant to identify a Magnolia Bridge replacement that would meet the community needs and the environmental conditions in the area. The team began with more than 20 options. Many of these options were eliminated due to environmental restrictions, community concerns, and engineering limitations. Five alignments were presented to the community. Ultimately, the community’s desire drove the decision for a parallel bridge south of the existing Magnolia Bridge. Unfortunately, we’ve been unable to obtain adequate funding to complete the design and construct the preferred option.
Community involvement will be important in determining the permanent solutions. Please visit this website to learn where we are in the planning process and how you can provide comments. Subscribe here to receive occasional project updates.
May – August 2017: Closure Response Planning with key stakeholder involvement
July 2017 – February 2018: Permanent Solution Planning with key stakeholder and community involvement
PowerPoints, memos and other Magnolia Bridge Planning Study outreach materials will be posted here as available.
This planning study is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. Learn more about the levy at www.seattle.gov/LevytoMoveSeattle.
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