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Vashon Island Low Tides

Trucks with a clearance of less than 14" should not travel to/from the north end of Vashon and Pt. Defiance, during the following date/times.


Vashon Low Tides

April 2014








 Tide Level


April 17, 2014

   12:45pm - 1:45pm



April 18, 2014

    1:00pm - 2:30pm


April 19, 2014

    1:30pm - 3:15pm


April 29, 2014

  11:15am - 12:15pm


April 30, 2014

   11:30am - 1:00pm




 This affects the following routes:

Fauntleroy (West Seattle) / Vashon
Southworth / Vashon
Pt. Defiance / Tahlequah

At low tides these loading ramps create a steep slope where the hinge at the top causes an extreme angle for trucks or RVs with a low ground clearance. Waiting for a higher tide allows for this angle to lessen at the bridge seat (top). This allows for safer clearances for vehicles low to the ground and keeps them from scraping or hanging up at these locations.