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August 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

The first 520-bridge pontoon clears the locks; see it on time-lapse video

The first of 77 pontoons that will be used to hold up the 520 Bridge cleared the Ballard Locks Saturday evening. Officials at the state Department of Transportation say the operation went smoothly – and if you don’t believe them, they’ve got an eye-catching time-lapse video to prove it, squeezing a 45-minute venture into little more than 60 seconds. “It…

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August 9, 2012 at 9:29 AM

New bridge pontoon due in Seattle on Sunday

The Associated Press The first pontoon for the new Highway 520 floating bridge is on its way from Aberdeen to Seattle. The Transportation Department says the 360-foot-long pontoon was towed out of Grays Harbor Wednesday and should arrive in Lake Washington on Sunday. It’s one of the largest of 77 pontoons being built for the new bridge.

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June 24, 2012 at 10:16 AM

520 bridge to close to drivers at 11 a.m.

Update: The bridge re-opened to traffic about 11:20 a.m. The 520 floating bridge will temporarily close to drivers at 11 a.m. to allow the drawspan to open for marine traffic. Drivers should expect a delay of up to a half-hour or consider an alternate route.

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June 17, 2012 at 3:32 PM

520 bridge drawspan openings complete

Second update: Traffic flowing again; 5 p.m. drawspan opening is complete. Update: State officials announced about 3:48 p.m. that traffic was again flowing, following the 3:30 p.m. drawspan opening. The drawspan of the Highway 520 bridge will open at 3:30 and 5 p.m. today to allow sailboats to pass. Drivers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes. Overhead electronic signs…

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May 23, 2012 at 6:02 PM

520 bridge drawspan to open at 9 a.m. tomorrow

The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced a drawspan opening of the 520 Bridge tomorrow morning. It has also announced an overnight closure of the eastbound direction tonight and an overnight closure in the westbound direction next Wednesday. Drivers should expect delays at the following times: 11 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday: Eastbound 520 is closed…

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May 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

520 Bridge drawspan to to open tonight, Wednesday; overnight closures scheduled, too

The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced drawspan openings of the 520 Bridge tonight and Wednesday morning. It has also announced overnight closures in the eastbound direction tonight and Wednesday night. Overnight closures in the westbound direction are scheduled for next Wednesday and next Thursday. Drivers should expect delays at the following times: 7:30 p.m. and 8:30…

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April 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM

520 bridge to close this weekend

Highway 520 Bridge will be closed between Seattle and Bellevue this weekend as construction to widen the highway and add lidded overpasses on the Eastside continues. The bridge will close at 11 p.m. on Friday, April 27, and reopen on Monday morning at 5 a.m. All lanes will be closed between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and…

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