West Seattle Bridge inspection reports shed light on issues and response

On Tuesday, SDOT released about a dozen internal inspection reports and other documents related to the cracking in the West Seattle Bridge that led to its sudden closure. Taken together, the documents paint a better picture of the origins of the cracking and how the department has responded since it first became aware of serious cracks in the structure in 2013. SCC Insight also interviewed SDOT’s Bridge Group Supervisor Matt Donahue this morning, who filled in more details.

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NHL Seattle betting big on the Monorail

In case you’ve been wondering what former Council member Rob Johnson has been up to in his new gig with NHL Seattle, today you get your answer. Seattle’s new NHL franchise (which is still unnamed) will be making a huge bet on the Monorail as a connection to the Seattle-area mass transit system, and that will involve some important upgrades to the stations on both end. Source: NHL Seattle

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