Seattle's Montlake Bridge to temporarily close

The Montlake Bridge near The University of Washington will be closed to vehicles from August 9 through Sept. 3.

Pedestrian access will continue to stay open and boat traffic will also remain. Drivers will be rerouted to State Route 520 and I-5.

As part of a two-phase project, maintenance crews will be replacing all 84 panels of the bridge that has not been worked on for over 20 years.

Photo credit: WSDOT

The bridge's rehabilitation will continue in its second phase over five weekends during fall 2021. Access will be restricted to all pedestrians and drivers at that time.

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