Westlake Pedestrian Bridge

Category Roads and Bridges
Location Seattle, WA
Eng ABKJ, Inc. - Barbara Lee (206) 838-3305

This project consists of annual inspections every two years on a 130-foot long, cable-stayed suspension pedestrian bridge that spans Westlake Avenue North and has a central double-steel mast tower and a pile-supported concrete viewing platform.  The bridge, accessed by a 50-foot long, clear-span, steel-framed stairway, was precast and prestressed, and erected in segments.  The overpass provides arterial clearances of 22 feet and 21 feet for adjacent railroad tracks.  Inspections include ultrasonic testing and magnetic particle testing.