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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 2014






Tide Level


July 10, 2014

8:15am - 11:00am



July 11, 2014

8:45am - 12:00pm



July 12, 2014

9:15am - 1:00pm



July 13, 2014

10:00am - 1:45pm



July 14, 2014

11:15am - 2:15pm



July 15, 2014

12:45pm - 2:30pm



 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.