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SR 520 Floating Bridge

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SR 520 Floating Bridge

Eastbound-West end Under construction

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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BH Photo #307049

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Floating bridge over Lake Washington on SR 520
Location
Medina, King County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Opened in 2016
Design
Pontoon
Dimensions
Total length: 7,710.0 ft. (1.5 mi.)
Deck width: 116.0 ft.
Also called
Evergreen Point Floating Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.64067, -122.25913   (decimal degrees)
47°38'26" N, 122°15'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/555647/5276629 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seattle North
Inventory number
BH 63852 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2017: Updated by Evin Fairchild: bridge is now open
  • November 1, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 27, 2014: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

SR 520 Floating Bridge
Posted March 28, 2020, by Robert Banel (bob [dot] banel [at] aol [dot] com)

My daughter and I attended the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on April 2, 2016. The weather was nice. A Metro bus picked up us by Hec Ed Pavillion at the UW and drove on the old bridge and then dropped us off on the west end. Spent the the better part of the day there. Listened our Guv'nor speak of the future. Quite a bit of swag being handed out, from flashlights to umbrellas. Huge crowd. It was fun! Strolled across to the east end and then we boarded a Metro bus and drove on the old bridge one very last final time. Sort of funny, because back in the day 520 was called "The New Bridge" because I-90 was the "Old Bridge". Toll on 520 used be 35 cents when 520 had a toll booth. I remember some sort of scandal of the toll collectors skimming the system and then being cold busted!