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Evergreen Point Floating Bridge


Evergreen Point Floating Bridge

Headed east-West truss in background

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014


BH Photo #306299

Street Views 


Pontoon bridge over Lake Washington on SR 520
Seattle, King County, Washington
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1963, replaced by new six-lane floating bridge in 2016
Draw bridge unknown type with Warren through trusses with all verticals and pontoons for the east and west approaches
Total length: 7,518.4 ft. (1.4 mi.)
Deck width: 51.8 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge
520 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.64250, -122.27333   (decimal degrees)
47°38'33" N, 122°16'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/554579/5276822 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seattle North
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory number
BH 48138 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 16, 2016: Updated by Evin Fairchild: now closed; new replacement bridge opened in April
  • October 28, 2014: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added description and approaches
  • October 27, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 11, 2012: New photo from David Backlin
  • February 15, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • February 15, 2011: Added by Jason Smith

Related Bridges 


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Wikipedia - Evergreen Point Floating Bridge
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Evergreen Point Floating Bridge
Posted June 17, 2016, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Yes the first photo is not fitting with the 1963 date. why hasn't this been fixed yet?

Evergreen Point Floating Bridge
Posted November 22, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Looking at the cars, in 1963 there would have been at least a couple of tail fins!

Evergreen Point Floating Bridge
Posted November 22, 2012, by Adam Ratliff (Adam [at] ratliffs [dot] me)

The photo above is NOT the Evergreen Point Bridge. Rather, this is a historic photo from the opening of the original Lacy Murrow floating bridge a few miles to the south in 1940.

Evergreen Point Floating Bridge
Posted November 14, 2012, by K. A. Erickson

Work continues on the new floating bridge, despite cracks in pontoons, other issues.


Evergreen Point Floating Bridge
Posted February 15, 2011, by Nathan Holth

Jason, here is the project website: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/SR520Bridge/

Evergreen Point Floating Bridge
Posted February 15, 2011, by K. A. Erickson

The are putting tolls on this starting in April. The idea now in Washington State is to toll before, during, and after the new bridge is complete, as opposed to building and then tolling. Other ideas include tolling I-90 or WA 522 as they fear commuters angry about shelling out (or technically being zapped) $3.50 each way will go around it.

They have recruited former TV personality Bill Nye for PR ads about loving the tolls.

Evergreen Point Floating Bridge
Posted February 15, 2011, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

C'mon, Nathan! Everytime a truss bridge is posted on this website, you post that it is doomed. Every through truss bridge is doomed because of some undisclosed reason. I mean JC!!! You better have a good explanation for this!

;-) JS