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Tag: Alaskan Way Viaduct


James Cameron-style viaduct disaster video shakes up Seattle mayor’s race

Interesting story in The Seattle Times this morning about the emergence of a 2007 Alaskan Way Viaduct earthquake simulation and whether the timing of its delayed release is in any way related to next week’s mayoral election.

From Jim Brunner’s story:

The state kept that video secret until Sunday night, when it granted an exclusive airing to KING-TV — just nine days before the end of a Seattle mayoral election dominated by a fight over whether to replace the viaduct with a waterfront tunnel.

State officials say they released the video in response to a public-disclosure request last month

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State seeks contractor to replace southern half of the Alaskan Way Viaduct

This is the part that lies south of what will be the 1.7-mile tunnel under Seattle.

WSDOT seeks firms to replace half of the Alaskan Way Viaduct

SEATTLE – WSDOT issued an advertisement for bids on Oct. 26 to replace the southern mile of the seismically vulnerable Alaskan Way Viaduct. The construction contract is expected to cost more than $200 million and sustain an estimated 1,017 jobs.
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