Out of the shadows: double-deck viaduct demolition complete on Seattle’s waterfront

Posted on Sep 23 2019 1:14 PM

It has been more than six decades since Seattle’s downtown waterfront enjoyed a full day without the shadow of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.  The last weekend of summer marked the end of the double-deck structure’s reign along the waterfront between Pike Street and South Dearborn Street, near the stadiums.

This new video captures the tremendous difficulty of the work and the depth of the transformation along Seattle’s waterfront.

There is still work ahead. Some streets and crosswalks remain closed as cleanup work continues, along with demolition of the viaduct’s ramps north of Pike Place Market. Follow our weekly demolition tracker and sign up for weekly email updates for the latest road closures and re-openings.


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