SR 520 pontoon project: Environmental analysis released for comments

Local photographer’s work shows why the SR 520 bridge needs to be replaced

If you’ve reviewed our recent environmental analysis on the floating bridge project, you’ve seen the striking photograph on the cover.

This photo was taken by quick-thinking local photographer Greg Barnes, who was in a car crossing the SR 520 bridge on a stormy day back in January 2007. Greg’s photo perfectly illustrates the dangers affecting today’s floating bridge: strong waves crashing into the bridge and spraying into traffic create unsafe conditions for drivers and our maintenance crews.

We think you’ll agree that Greg’s photo captures why we are working to deliver a new SR 520 floating bridge to drivers in 2014. A big thanks to Greg for allowing us to use this photo.