Thursday, February 23, 2012
Another weekend 520 closure
This weekend, beginning at 11 pm on Friday night and extending through 5 am on Monday morning, the SR-520 floating bridge will be closed. All ramps and both directions of the main line of the State highway between Montlake Boulevard and Interstate 405 in Bellevue will be out of commission during the closure. As usual, the section of 520 between Montlake Boulevard and I-5 will be open, along with the Montlake Boulevard exit.
The work to be performed this weekend includes setting girders in place at 84th Avenue NE and at Bellevue Way NE. Those so inclined can watch the construction activities live on camera. The above photo shows girder activity during the last highway closure, January 13-16. Part of that weekend's work took place during a snowstorm.
More detailed information on 520 closures is available here. The next scheduled bridge closure will be on the weekend of March 9-12.
[Photos courtesy of the Washington State Department of Transportation.]