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SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Project - Stormy conditions, Bridge Damage and Repairs - Photos

  
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Mid span of the floating bridge during a 2006 windstorm.

  


Crews close the floating bridge to traffic during high winds. This view faces west, towards Seattle.
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The bridge is closed to traffic during a winter storm. This view faces east, towards Bellevue.
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Waves batter the south side of the floating bridge during a storm in February 2007.
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Crews open the drawspan to relieve pressure from wind and waves.

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Waves leap over the floating bridge deck during heavy traffic.
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Wind whips Lake Washington into white-capped waves in the distance.
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Waves crashing against Evergreen Point Bridge during a storm, 1971.
View additional historic photos of SR 520.
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   Bridge Damage and Repairs | Stormy Weather
  


The inside of a damaged hollow bridge support column.
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A torn anchor cable found during a routine bridge inspection.
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An up-close view of a repaired crack inside a floating pontoon.
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Post-tensioning cable strengthens floating pontoons against earthquake damage. Here is photo of post-tensioning cable housed in orange plastic piping.
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Post tensioning cable, housed in orange plastic, runs through the inside of each pontoon.
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SR 520 bridge drawspan alignment hook torn off during December 2006 storm.
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WSDOT surveys the floating bridge deck before an inspection.
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Bridge crews inspect the drawspan during a routine maintenance inspection.
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A close-up view of the open drawspan.

  


Crews look for signs of storm damage on the lower deck of the western approach.
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Crews repair a damaged column after a 1999 barge crash accident.
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