Waterway Around Bridge Site Blocked

Until the end of January, the West Sammamish River Bridge at Sammamish River mile 0.5 near Kenmore, Washington, will be obstructed while the construction contractor prepares for the demolishing of the old bridge, the U.S. Coast Guard announced.

The waterway will be blocked to navigation from now until 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 31. Those who need to make an emergency transit or first responders will need to give 30 minutes advance notice. However, if a lift operation is in process, it won’t be open until the lift operation is done.

Mariners should stay away by at least 100 yards from the bridge site while demolition takes place.

Mariners needing emergency passage through the affected waterway must make arrangements with Ed Hansen at 253-377-1437 or Mick Cannon at 253-377-1041.

By Pacific Maritime