SDOT announces West Seattle Bridge repair milestone

SDOT announces West Seattle Bridge repair milestone
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Progress on the West Seattle Bridge repair took a step closer to completion, as the pouring of structural concrete was completed on Thursday, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Construction contractors completed the pour, forming the structures that will hold new steel cables used to strengthen the bridge.

This crucial milestone was delayed by a concrete strike that affected practically every construction project in the Puget Sound.

Despite the strike, crews adjusted their schedule and completed other projects, like sealing cracks and wrapping bridge walls with carbon fiber.

Fifteen truckloads of concrete was poured in just two days, more than half of the 245 cubic yards of concrete needed for the entire project.

Concrete was poured into the hollow bridge interior and used to create massive blocks to form foundations.

After 28 days, the foundations will be capable of holding more than 20 million pounds of force.

The bridge is still expected to reopen in mid-2022.