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June 27, 2014 - Closing the gap | by WSDOT
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June 27, 2014 - Closing the gap

The first three girders for this section of the transition span are lowered into place by the derrick crane, bridging the gap between the Pontoon W of the floating bridge and the stationary bridge at Pier 1 in Medina.


On Friday, June 27 crews working to construct a new SR 520 floating bridge installed a large hinged transition span that connects the moveable, floating bridge to the stationary, elevated bridge segment near Lake Washington’s eastern shore. The transition span is composed of five steel girders, each 190 feet long and 45 tons. Check out where the transition span will be and how it works.

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Taken on June 27, 2014