West Seattle Bridge reopens

The West Seattle Bridge reopened over the weekend after a two and a half year closure. 

PSRC provided $14.4 million in federal funds to help complete the bridge repair project.

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell at the West Seattle Bridge reopening celebration


Prior to its closure in March 2020, the West Seattle Bridge was Seattle’s most-used bridge, typically carrying about 84,000 vehicles and 19,000 transit passengers every day. 

The city completed comprehensive tests to ensure the repairs to the bridge can hold the level of traffic expected. The city will continue to monitor the bridge, which is expected to last another 40 years.