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South Park Bridge

Project photo documentary for construction of the South Park Bridge

South Park Bridge

South Park Bridge - Project photo documentary

June 12, 2014

Dear friends of the South Park Bridge,

We have sad news to share. The beloved, talented, hard-working photographer John Stamets died last week at the age of 64. John has been photographing this project since we started – both the demolition of the historic bridge and the construction of the new bridge in its place.

As part of the grand opening celebration for the new bridge June 29, King County will be displaying John’s photographs in the south tower for visitors to see. We hope you can make it.

Please learn more about John’s life, including his dedication to teaching photography and mentoring students at the University of WashingtonExternal link. A memorial is scheduled for June 15.

Sincerely,
King County Road Services

May 2014

New railing incorporates gears from old bridge, attached to frame from Boeing side.
May 29, 2014
New railing incorporates gears from old bridge, attached to frame from Boeing side.
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Salvaged gears from old bridge are delivered to site bolted to steel beam.
May 29, 2014
Salvaged gears from old bridge are delivered to site bolted to steel beam.
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Temporary steps allow easy access from sidewalks to south counterweight span.
May 29, 2014
Temporary steps allow easy access from sidewalks to south counterweight span.
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Fender assembly around south Pier 3 as seen at low tide.
May 29, 2014
Fender assembly around south Pier 3 as seen at low tide.
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View at low tide from Boeing Beach upstream from new bridge.
May 29, 2014
View at low tide from "Boeing Beach" upstream from new bridge.
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Shoreline mitigation at NE corner of new bridge. Band of yellow burlap at center -- with new willow fascines underneath -- replaces area that was burned
            in fire April 29.
May 29, 2014
Shoreline mitigation at NE corner of new bridge. Band of yellow burlap at center -- with new willow fascines underneath -- replaces area that was burned in fire April 29.
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Control panel in north tower is operational, but not yet finished.
May 29, 2014
Control panel in north tower is operational, but not yet finished.
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SE pinion gear at full salute of south span. South draw span is partially raised.
May 27, 2014
SE pinion gear at full salute of south span. South draw span is partially raised.
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Worker on lift patches  holes where catwalk was bolted into concrete at Pier 4.
May 21, 2014
Worker on lift patches holes where catwalk was bolted into concrete at Pier 4.
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 Gears salvaged from old bridge return to new bridge as art to be installed in railings.
May 21, 2014
Gears salvaged from old bridge return to new bridge as 'art' to be installed in railings.
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Fire revealed lines of burned willow fascines in foreground, while plants sprout in undamaged part above.
May 21, 2014
Fire revealed lines of burned willow fascines in foreground, while plants sprout in undamaged part above.
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Ducks inspect King County's riverbank mitigation program at NE corner of new bridge.
May 21, 2014
Ducks inspect King County's riverbank mitigation program at NE corner of new bridge.
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Ironworkers tweak railing to make a perfect fit in north control tower.
May 21, 2014
Ironworkers tweak railing to make a perfect fit in north control tower.
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View of north control tower and whole bridge from downstream side at low tide.
May 16, 2014
View of north control tower and whole bridge from downstream side at low tide.
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Pilebuck works atop NW fender assembly.
May 16, 2014
Pilebuck works atop NW fender assembly.
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Upstream side of Pier 4 as viewed from Boeing Beach at low tide.
May 16, 2014
Upstream side of Pier 4 as viewed from "Boeing Beach" at low tide.
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New South Park Bridge with clock installed on south control tower.
May 15, 2014
New South Park Bridge with clock installed on south control tower.
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Clock is installed on south control tower.
May 15, 2014
Clock is installed on south control tower.
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New South Park Bridge goes up and down much faster than old bridge.
May 15, 2014
New South Park Bridge goes up and down much faster than old bridge.
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At Pier 3, walkway allows safe access to top of fenders.
May 15, 2014
At Pier 3, walkway allows safe access to top of fenders.
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Rusted railings are installed temporarily for as-builts, then sent to be galvanized before final installation.
May 8, 2014
Rusted railings are installed temporarily for as-builts, then sent to be galvanized before final installation.
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Carpenters disassemble catwalk used by masons to set brickwork.
May 8, 2014
Carpenters disassemble catwalk used by masons to set brickwork.
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Foreman directs installation of resistance barrier at south draw span.
May 2, 2014
Foreman directs installation of 'resistance barrier' at south draw span.
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Workers attach 'resistance barrier' at south draw span.
May 2, 2014
Workers attach 'resistance barrier' at south draw span.
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Also see photos from:

2014

2013

2012

2011


Information on the South Park Bridge website is available to people with disabilities in alternate formats upon request by calling 206-477-3839 or 711 for the TTY relay service.

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King County Department of Transportation
DeAnna Martin
201 S. Jackson St.,
KSC-TR-0824
Seattle, WA 98104-3856
Voice: 206-477-3835
TTY relay: 711