Crews use cranes to remove the first girder of the R.H. Thomson "Ramps to Nowhere" during the weekend closure on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Construction crews were busy along the SR 520 corridor during the Oct. 17-20 weekend closure. Critical work activities included beginning stages of the demolition of the R.H. Thomson “Ramps to Nowhere” and installation of piles on Foster Island for the SR 520 West Approach Bridge North Project. Crews working on the SR 520 floating bridge installed toll gantries and crews working on the Eastside Transit and HOV Project continued permanent highway lane striping activities and paving on local streets. Find out more about the new SR 520 on our website.
The SR 520 West Approach Bridge North Project is the next construction phase of the SR 520 Program. When complete in summer 2017, WABN will be built to modern earthquake standards and connect westbound-traveling vehicles, transit/HOV, bicycles and pedestrians from the new floating bridge to the Montlake area.