Ballard Bridge Reconstruction – Seattle WA

Description

In 1937 the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance authorizing work to begin on reconstructing the bridge. The job took a year and a half and replaced the timber approaches with approaches of concrete and steel that featured ornamental lighting. The cost was $800,000, funded 45 percent by the federal Depression-era Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the remainder by Seattle’s share of the state gasoline tax. The work closed the roadway for the year and a half of construction. For the duration, people crossing the ship canal were obliged to drive over the Fremont Bridge or the Aurora Bridge.

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https://www.historylink.org/File/11260

Project originally submitted by Douglass Halvorsen on October 16, 2017.

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Location Info


15th Avenue West
Seattle, Washington

Coordinates: 47.6414772, -122.3762251

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