The project is replacing the old, structurally vulnerable eastbound bridge. WSDOT collaborated closely with community stakeholders and the Seattle Design Commission on the design of the future bridge. It will be similar to the design of the westbound bridge.
Bridge construction on Lake Washington
The Montlake Project will require crews to work both in and over Lake Washington. During certain periods of construction, cranes and other equipment will limit water access under the SR 520 bridges.
Boaters and kayakers should note:
At least one navigation channel will always be open to boaters.
When a channel or pathway is blocked, boaters should navigate through the open area.
Look for signs and markers to stay safely away from construction.