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December 21, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Videos of the year: Editors' picks

In 2011, Seattle Times photographers and videographers captured the screaming of the Blue Angels and first flights of the Boeing Dreamliner, slipped underwater to see salmon swim in the Elwha River and traveled far and wide to create videos for seattletimes.com. If you missed any of these videos or would like to view them once more, here are some of our favorites from 2011.

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1. Removing the dams, restoring a river. As a part of a special report on the removal of the Elwha River Dams, photographer Steve Ringman hiked with scientists and dived into streams in order to document the hard work of scientific field work. In doing so, he gathered amazing video of fish swimming by and the environment that will be forever changed by the dam removals.

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Comments | More in Video | Topics: 2011 | A look back, Blue Angels, Elwha River

October 25, 2011 at 9:42 AM

Viadoom: Time-lapse video shows traffic effects

[do action=”brightcove”]1236543458001[/do] This time-lapse animation shows Google Maps traffic conditions last Friday compared with Monday, the first full weekday without the viaduct. Red and black lines show areas of greatest traffic congestion. The early morning commute is noticeably slower in many places on Monday, though the afternoon commute seems a bit worse on Friday, perhaps owing…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit, Video | Topics: alaskan way viaduct, timelapse, Traffic

October 22, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Video: Motorcycle stunt team performs on viaduct

[do action=”brightcove”]1232904590001[/do] With the Alaskan Way Viaduct closed to traffic so that demolition could begin, Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt and Drill Team was able to perform on the empty highway. The team and the Rat City Rollergirls won a half-hour on the viaduct in a contest sponsored by the Washington Department of Transportation. They beat…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit, Video | Topics: viadoom, viaduct

October 22, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Viadoom: Panoramic views from the Viaduct

With demolition underway, the Alaskan Way Viaduct was closed to traffic Saturday morning. Sections were open to the public to walk the upper deck. A roller derby team and motorcycle stunt team had access to their own sections of the viaduct for 30 minutes.

Here are 360-degree panoramic views from below and on top of the viaduct during it’s closure. (More panoramas available after the jump).

 

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Comments | More in Photos, Traffic & Transit | Topics: construction, demolition, pano