Magnolia Bridge Replacement

The Magnolia Bridge linking the Magnolia Hill to downtown Seattle and the Interbay manufacturing areas has been identified as a critical arterial yet is also has significant structural deficiencies. JOAP was asked by the Seattle and Washington Department of Transportation to join a team in developing alternative realignments of the bridge structure, approaches and related arterial connections that had to maintain convenient and reliable vehicular and bicycle access between the Magnolia community and the rest of the City of Seattle. The bridge provides an important link to Magnolia, but also provides the only public vehicular access to Terminal 91, Smith Cove Park, Elliott Bay Marina and US Navy property. Providing logistically functional access to these properties was a significant complication. JOAP’s role included conceptual design of alternative routes, 3D graphic representations and participation in community outreach efforts to identify the most viable alignment.

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