Seattle Architects Fight For Bridge Vision

Two local designers want a signature suspension bridge over Elliott Bay to replace a dilapidated highway viaduct.
July 1, 2004, 10am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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While the city of Seattle readies a $4 billion plan to create a tunnel in place of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, new designs from local architects are fueling the discussion of how to balance traffic and aesthetics. Both plans call for a suspension bridge to cross the bay, not only fulfilling traffic needs but also creating a visual landmark to the city's west. The state, which will announce its plans in late summer, denies the viability of a bridge project.

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Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 in The Seattle Times
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