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Posts Tagged ‘WA’

Washington State DOT: First Drive on the SR 520 Floating Bridge

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Washington State DOT: First Drive on the SR 520 Floating Bridge

At 3:50 a.m. on April 11, 2016, WSDOT Incident Response Team drivers completed the maiden voyage across the new SR 520 floating bridge. The westbound lanes on the new bridge are now open to all drivers. Eastbound lanes will switch to the new bridge during the weekend of April 22-25.

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Rewiring the Northwest’s Energy Infrastructure

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
In rapidly growing swaths of the country, installing rooftop solar power can save customers money. In early 2016, the one-millionth American home installed solar, with another 3 million homes projected for the next five years.

THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE
CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
Rewiring the Northwest’s Energy Infrastructure paints a picture of an integrated energy system in Oregon and Washington that, by 2040, is among the most sustainable and resilient in the world. At the same time, that 2040 energy system will be beneficial and affordable to the people that will pay for it: rich, middle-class, and lower-income people alike, as well as institutions, communities, and businesses big and small.

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Bremerton, WA: The Manette Bridge Documentary

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Bremerton, WA: The Manette Bridge Documentary

By the summer of 2010 in Manette, Washington, the people of this quiet community by the water had learned that soon they would have to say goodbye to an old friend–a friend that had been with them for 80 years and had served their community year-in and year-out; a strong, faithful companion who, now ravaged by time and the elements, would be unable to continue. That friend was simply known as the Manette Bridge.

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Washington State DOT: Aerial Views of a Washed-Out SR 12

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Washington State DOT: Aerial Views of a Washed-Out SR 12

UAV video footage of SR 12 Washout at MP 142.

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Seattle, WA: The Part of the Tunnel Built WITHOUT Bertha

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Seattle, WA: The Part of the Tunnel Built WITHOUT Bertha

Approximately 20 percent of the SR 99 tunnel was designed to be built without Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine. Seattle Tunnel Partners bored more than 1,000 feet of tunnel before they stopped to repair Bertha. Since then, they have built an additional 1,200 feet of tunnel using cut-and-cover tunnel construction. This video gives a close-up look inside the newest part of the project to learn more about the tunnel built without Bertha.

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Seattle, WA: How Do You Do…Sound Transit To & From the Airport?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Seattle, WA: How Do You Do…Sound Transit To & From the Airport?

Animation – The basics on riding Link light rail to and from the airport including finding the station, buying a ticket, ORCA cards and more.

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Seattle, WA: The Big Road Fix

Monday, November 9th, 2015
Seattle, WA: The Big Road Fix

After an earthquake revealed its instability in 2008, the state of Washington announced it was going to tear down a crumbling double-decker stretch of freeway known as the Alaskan Way Viaduct. After a heated debate, the state decided to use a giant drill named “Bertha” to deep-bore underground tunnel to replace it. Seven years later, the Viaduct is still up, Bertha is stuck underground, and the city’s residents have been left to wonder whether this major project will ever be worth the time and money spent on it.

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Washington State DOT: How To Move a Bridge (Time Lapse)

Friday, August 21st, 2015
Washington State DOT: How To Move a Bridge (Time Lapse)

Over the weekend of Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, crews relocated the obsolete 379-ton 1920’s era Puyallup River bridge about a quarter-mile to WSDOT property. WSDOT’s goal is to recycle the truss by offering it for another purpose. If unsuccessful, WSDOT will recycle the steel.

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Snake River, WA: Restoring America’s Greatest Salmon River

Monday, August 17th, 2015
Snake River, WA: Restoring America’s Greatest Salmon River

Snake River Salmon have been trucked, put on barges, diverted up fish ladders — all in the hope that enough would bypass the four dams standing in their way to reach their historic habitat, and ensure their future existence.. But it’s not working. The time has come to breach the dams and reconnect wild salmon to this important watershed.

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Washington State: Thanks for the Great Transportation Package!

Monday, August 10th, 2015
Washington State: Thanks for the Great Transportation Package!

Thank you to Governor Inslee and the Washington State Legislature for passing this monumental transportation package

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