Alaska Way Viaduct

Demolished
WA-99, Seattle,WA

2.2 mile long, double decked, elevated freeway built between 1949 and 1953

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Alaska Way Viaduct

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 2004

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Description 

The Alaska Way Viaduct is an 11,088' (2.2 mile) long, double decked, elevated freeway carrying WA-99 between Marginal Way and the Battery Street Tunnel in Seattle. Construction began in 1949 and the road opened on April 4, 1953. The viaduct was closed to traffic at 10:00 p.m. PST, January 11, 2019. A replacement tunnel will open on February 4, 2019. Demolition and removal of the viaduct is expected to be complete by 2023.

Update Log 

  • November 8, 2019: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "GPS Coordinates" & "Year Lost" and Updated "Status"
  • January 12, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
  • January 12, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com