SDOT to double capacity on West Seattle’s Lower Spokane Street Bridge

An officer directs traffic off the West Seattle Low Bridge in October 2020. (Photo courtesy of SDOT/Flickr)

The Seattle Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it will be doubling access to the Lower Spokane Street Bridge.

Ever since the West Seattle Bridge was closed for safety, the only direct route out of West Seattle has been the Lower Spokane Street Bridge. During that time, though, it’s use has been restricted to only allow fast trips for emergency vehicles, transit, and freight.

The Lower Spokane Street Bridge access dilemma

During the more than year-long closure of the West Seattle Bridge, the city has also

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