A Viaduct Demolition update…

Occasionally, in our travels, we have the opportunity to visit the waterfront. Like any spectacle of demolition, it provides boundless entertainment at no cost. Here’s a few photos from yesterday, featuring a prominent survivor at Marion.

Looking north from Madison
South view to Marion, where a chunk of the viaduct stands alone, shadowing the pedestrian walkway
Looking north from University
A Seattle tradition…another on-ramp to nowhere (at Seneca)
Much of this prospect has not been seen since the early 50s. The Viaduct still stands south of Columbia Street
Ivar observes with (one might assume) wry approbation
The Marion street pedestrian overpass guards a remaining portion of the Viaduct, or is the other way round?


2 thoughts on “A Viaduct Demolition update…”

  1. A thought I had as I crossed that bridge over Alaskan Way from the Coleman Dock to First Ave Sunday, 6/9. I’ve seen photos of Japanese-Americans crossing that bridge on their way to the internment camps in 1942. Look at the steel beam walkway. My question: is what we see now the original bridge structure that the Japanese families before the viaduct was built and is it engaged with that last section of the viaduct that’s about to be torn down? If it is that’s an historical artifact that should be preserved, do you agree?

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