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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

To document construction of the new South Park Bridge, the King County Road Services Division is working with historic building documentary photographer and lecturer John Stamets.External link We encourage you to check back frequently to follow the bridge construction progress!

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March 2014

Concrete pour at south counterweight span.
March 25, 2014
Concrete pour is at south counterweight span. Barge below is for pier fender construction.
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Plastic sheets keep rain off concrete pour.
March 25, 2014
Plastic sheets prevent light rain from falling on concrete pour at south counterweight span.
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Concrete pour at south counterweight span.
March 25, 2014
Concrete pour at south counterweight span.
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Carpenters hold up rain shield at south counterweight span pour.
March 25, 2014
At south counterweight span pour, carpenters help out by holding up rain shield.
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Workers make test run of roller screed before pour.
March 25, 2014
Workers make test run of roller screed before concrete pour at south counterweight span.
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Concrete cures at north counterweight span.
March 25, 2014
At north counterweight span, concrete cures in relative warmth beneath black covers.
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North control tower with red brick cladding, windows and roof partially installed.
March 25, 2014
Red brick cladding, windows and roof are partially installed on north control tower.
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Glaziers, electricians and sheet metal workers at north control tower.
March 25, 2014
Glaziers, electricians and sheet metal workers at north control tower.
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Live load shoe is green platform at center as north draw span is raised.
March 25, 2014
"Live load shoe" is green platform at center as north draw span is raised.
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Span lock -center- on north draw span.
March 25, 2014
Span lock (center) on north draw span connects to south span when bridge is down.
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Detail of span lock on north draw span.
March 25, 2014
Detail of span lock on north draw span.
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Looking east from new bridge at new S. Orr Street.
March 25, 2014
Looking east from new bridge at new S. Orr Street.
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Rain Garden landscape includes railing & lamppost salvaged from old bridge.
March 25, 2014
Rain Garden landscape includes railing & lamppost salvaged from old bridge.
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Ironworker waits for signal to operate hydraulic power device in south machinery room.
March 25, 2014
Ironworker waits for signal to operate hydraulic power device in south machinery room.
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Ironworker checks and adjusts bolts in south machinery room.
March 25, 2014
Ironworker checks and adjusts bolts in south machinery room.
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Inside Pier 3 counterweight pit, electricians mount rope to pulley before pulling communication cable under river from Pier 4 to Pier 3.
March 25, 2014
Inside Pier 3 counterweight pit, electricians mount rope to pulley before pulling communication cable under river from Pier 4 to Pier 3.
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Tugger machine on right pulls communications cable beneath river and into Pier 3.
March 25, 2014
Tugger machine on right pulls communications cable beneath river and into Pier 3.
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Communications cable reaches pulley after being pulled under river from Pier 4.
March 25, 2014
Communications cable reaches pulley after being pulled under river from Pier 4.
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Inside Pier 4 counterweight pit, spools of black communications cable and orange innerduct are pulled under the river to Pier 3.
March 24, 2014
Inside Pier 4 counterweight pit, spools of black communications cable and orange innerduct are pulled under the river to Pier 3.
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Communications cable and orange innerduct descend beneath river thru cylinder on right.
March 24, 2014
Communications cable and orange innerduct descend beneath river thru cylinder on right.
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Electrician connects wires in panel in north machinery room.
March 24, 2014
Electrician connects wires in panel in north machinery room.
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Electrician pulls wires in south machinery room.
March 24, 2014
Electrician pulls wires in south machinery room.
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North draw span is mostly raised in this view looking upstream.
March 24, 2014
North draw span is mostly raised in this view looking upstream.
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Fender piles at both piers are aligned parallel to river flow and are not perpendicular to the bridge.
March 14, 2014
Fender piles at both piers are aligned parallel to river flow and are not perpendicular to the bridge.
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Floating planks provide access to fender piles.
March 14, 2014
Floating planks provide access to fender piles.
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Pilebucks bolt collars to fender piles for horizontal planks.
March 14, 2014
Pilebucks bolt collars to fender piles for horizontal planks.
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South draw span is raised in this view from the marina.
March 14, 2014
South draw span is raised in this view from the marina.
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South draw span fully raised.
March 14, 2014
South draw span fully raised.
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Counterweight descends as south draw span rises.
March 14, 2014
Counterweight descends as south draw span rises.
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Painter preps bolts for next coat on Pier 3 girder.
March 14, 2014
Painter preps bolts for next coat on Pier 3 girder.
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Inside south control tower.
March 14, 2014
Inside south control tower.
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Red metal roof is installed over waterproofing WIP layer with blue imprints.
March 11, 2014
Red metal roof is installed over waterproofing WIP layer with blue imprints.
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Detail of south bank shows pattern of anti-predation strings to prevent birds from feeding on new plants in shoreline mitigation zones.
March 7, 2014
Detail of south bank shows pattern of anti-predation strings to prevent birds from feeding on new plants in shoreline mitigation zones.
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First water collects in Rain Garden pond.
March 3, 2014
First water collects in Rain Garden pond.
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North control tower and rebar installed for counterweight span.
March 3, 2014
North control tower and rebar installed for counterweight 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