Magnolia Bridge slowly falling apart

Posted on February 28th, 2013 by Sara

It seems our bridge is in shambles. Built in 1929, Seattle’s Magnolia Bridge has ferns growing in patches on the bottom, and spots of rough roadway. According to this article by KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, the “…Bridge, which is used by thousands of people every day, is in a sorry state….parts of it shake from passing traffic, and there are large chucks of concrete under the bridge that appear to have fallen from the structure. A net is installed beneath the Magnolia Bridge over an entrance to the Port of Seattle’s cruise ship terminal. It appears to be there to catch concrete pieces, but the city has no record of who installed it or when.”

The city inspects the bridge twice a year and maintains that the bridge is still safe for use.

  • Magnolia Nana

    First thing that I would do would stop all of the huge trucks that come up to the stores for delivery, make them go around on Thorndyke or Government Way. Just doing that will help with some of the weight.

    • Benjamin Lukoff

      From what I understand neither of the other two bridges are in particularly good shape either…

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