Top Travel Questions – Answered

Where is the Ship Canal Bridge in Seattle?

How many drawbridges are in Seattle?

Waterways are the lifeblood of Seattle. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) operates and maintains over 149 bridges throughout the city, including four movable bridges. Three of these are drawbridges, known as bascule bridges: Ballard Bridge, Fremont Bridge, and University Bridge.

Is there a floating bridge in Seattle?

Murrow Memorial Bridge is a floating bridge in the Seattle metropolitan area of the U.S. state of Washington. It is one of the Interstate 90 floating bridges that carries the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 across Lake Washington from Seattle to Mercer Island.

How tall is the Ship Canal Bridge in Seattle?

It is 4,429 ft (1,350 meters) long, stands 182 feet above the canal and is 119 feet wide at the upper deck. It was the largest bridge of its kind in the Northwest when it first opened.

Ship Canal Bridge
Locale Seattle, Washington
Design Double-deck truss
Total length 4,429 ft (1,350 m)

When was the Ship Canal Bridge built?

Can you boat from Lake Washington to Puget Sound?

The Lake Washington Ship Canal, which runs through the city of Seattle, connects the fresh water body of Lake Washington with the salt water inland sea of Puget Sound. The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks accommodate the approximately 20-foot (6.1 m) difference in water level between Lake Washington and the sound.

What is the bridge in Seattle called?

West Seattle is on a peninsula separated from downtown by the Duwamish River. The West Seattle Bridge is the primary roadway crossing the river.

List of bridges.

Name (Alternative names in parenthesis) George Washington Memorial Bridge (Aurora Bridge)
Length 2,945 ft (898 m)
Spans Lake Union
Carries State Route 99

How deep is the Lake Washington Ship Canal?

28.5 feet

Lake Washington Ship Canal, waterway, Seattle, Washington, U.S., 8 miles (13 km) long, with a minimum depth of 28.5 feet (8.7 metres), connecting Shilshole Bay (Puget Sound) with Lake Washington, passing through Lake Union, Portage Bay, and Union Bay.

How many bridges are in Seattle?

Seattle is home to a total of 124 bridges, including its famous floating pontoon bridges that carry traffic over Lake Washington.

What is the longest bridge in Seattle?

Evergreen Point bridge

The Governor Albert D. Rossellini Bridge—Evergreen Point bridge (often called just the SR 520 bridge) in Seattle is the longest floating bridge on the planet. It is 7,497 feet (2,285 meters), or 1.4 miles (metric), long and spans Lake Washington, letting vehicles pass to and from Seattle and Bellevue, Washington.

What is the highest bridge in Seattle?

High Steel Bridge

High Steel Bridge

Just three miles north of Vance Creek. At a height of 420′ is High Steel Bridge, the highest bridge in the state.

What is the scariest bridge in Washington state?

The Lava Canyon Bridge is one of the most terrifying swinging bridges you can cross in all of Washington. This cable suspension bridge can be reached by taking the Lava Canyon Trail in the Mount St. Helens area, and it bounces with almost every step the entire way.

Who has the longest floating bridge in the world?

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has achieved the Guinness World Records title for the Longest floating bridge. The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge measures 2,349.55 m (7,708.49 ft) and connects Seattle to Bellevue, both cities in Washington State, USA.

Where is the moving bridge in the ocean?

Riding the waves: Daredevils leap over breakers as they send huge ripples along floating bridge at beach resort. This is the bizarre moment thrill-seekers jump over giant waves as they run along a floating bridge. The footage was captured by visitors at the Maliah Beach Club in Zorritos de Tumbes, Peru.

What happened to the floating bridge in Seattle?

It is now known that the other major floating bridge in Washington, the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, was under-engineered for local environmental conditions; that 1963 bridge was replaced with a new floating span in 2016.

Can you walk across the 520 bridge?

In fact, this bridge was built to nicely accommodate nonmotorized commuters and sightseers. The path is wide, smooth, paved and separated from the roadway by a 4-foot-tall barrier. It’s a 2.7 mile one-way walk, maybe a little more because we street-parked in a neighborhood and walked to the trailhead.

Can you bike across Montlake Bridge Seattle?

Montlake Bridge is close to vehicle traffic until Saturday, but is open to pedestrians and bicyclists.

Is there a trail that goes around Lake Washington?

Enjoy one or more of seven hike segments that complete a circuit of the lake. The complete series will cover about 60 miles, with minimal elevation gain. Walk along trails and sidewalks through lakeside neighborhoods and parks, catching glimpses of bird life and spectacular views.