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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

July 2015 



 



Date

Times

Tide Level

July 1, 2015

9:30am-12:15pm

     -2.2

July 2, 2015

10:00am-1:00pm

     -2.6

July 3, 2015

10:45am-1:45pm

     -2.7

July 4, 2015

11:45am-2:30pm

     -2.4

July 5, 2015

12:45pm-2:45pm

     -1.6

July 13, 2015

8:45am-10:30am

     -1.5

July 14, 2015

9:15am-11:30pm

     -1.8

July 15, 2015

9:45am-12:15pm

     -1.8

July 16, 2015

10:45am-12:30pm

     -1.6

July 17, 2015

12noon--12:45pm

     -1.3

July 29, 2015

9:00am-10:45am

     -1.5

July 30, 2015

9:15am-11:45am

     -2.1

July 31, 2015

9:00am-10:45AM

     -2.3

 

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.