The ferry route between Seattle and Bainbridge Island is the busiest in the system for walk-on passengers. This project replaces the existing overhead wooden walkway with a wider, safer concrete and steel facility built to current seismic code.
What to expect
Construction will start in Summer 2022 and go until early 2024. For the majority of the project, we will do this work while continuing to operate service on the Seattle/Bainbridge Island route.
During the off-peak season, the overhead walkway will be closed over three individual weekends. During this time, walk-on customers will load on the car deck.
The trestle will be closed for a period of six days to install the new overhead walkway spans. During the closure the Seattle/Bainbridge Island route will have limited one boat walk-on only passenger service. We will also add an additional vessel to the Edmonds/Kingston route to accommodate rerouted vehicle travel.
During the closures we will have extra staff available to assist those with disabilities.