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SR 99 - Aurora Ave - George Washington Memorial Br 99/560 (Stage 1 ) - Photos

This large photo identifies the stringers and floor beams under the SR 99 Aurora Avenue Bridge. This project will paint the stringers, floor beams and original pedestrian handrail.
Contractor crews cleaned, repaired and repainted the stringers and floor beams of the Aurora Avenue Bridge. The trusses and remaining portions of the bridge will be repainted in a second stage.

A large photo showing a portion of the bridge before sandblasting and painting occurred.
Before: rust, decaying steel, missing rivets and flaking paint on the underside of the bridge. View more before and after photos on the WSDOT Flickr project page.

A large photo showing a section of the bridge after repainting occurred.
After: the steel is repaired, the rust cleaned out and rivets replaced, topped off with five layers of primer and paint to help preserve the bridge.

This large photo shows the stringers of the SR 99 Aurora Avenue Bridge. The stringers are the steel beams that are positioned vertically in the photo. The stringers are attached to the floor beams. Both stringers and floor beams were cleaned and painted as part of this project.
This is an excellent photo showing the stringers of the SR 99 Aurora Avenue Bridge. The stringers are the steel beams that appear vertically in this picture. They are connected to the floor beams which appear horizontal. The trusses are the diagonal pieces of steel. This project painted the floor beams and the stringers. The paint was almost completely chipped away or covered in grime.

This large photo shows the pedestrian handrail on the SR 99 Aurora Avenue Bridge. The handrail is original to the bridge. It was repaired and painted as part of this project.
Contractor crews repaired and painted the pedestrian handrail which appears on the right hand side of the picture. The handrail is original to the bridge, completed in 1932. The railing on the left is much newer and was not painted as part of this project. The bridge is designated as a City of Seattle landmark and it's on the National Register of Historic Places.

This large photo shows the condition of the paint on the SR 99 Aurora Avenue Bridge pedestrian handrail prior to repainting. The handrail is original to the bridge.
This close-up of the pedestrian handrail shows very clearly the chipping, flaking and peeling paint prior to repainting.