Alaskan Way Viaduct

The Alaskan Way Viaduct is a rickety structure that runs most of the length of the Seattle waterfront. It's quite vulnerable to earthquake activity - the 2001 Nisqually earthquake visibly damaged it, and the WSDOT is afraid of anything of magnitude 5.5 or greater.

I toured it as it was closed for its twice yearly inspection this past weekend. Plans are afoot to replace the viaduct with a bored tunnel, unless the obstructionist mayor manages to undo years of research and recommendations.


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