Check the latest school closures and delays
Help local families in the Q13 FOX Cares Les Schwab Toy Drive

Damaged anchor cable found on SR 520 Bridge

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

520 bridgeSEATTLE — State work crews have discovered a damaged anchor cable on the State Route 520 Bridge, but the loss of one cable does not put the span at risk, the Washington State Department of Transportation said Wednesday.

The damaged cable was found Tuesday on the north side of the westernmost pontoon, WSDOT said in a news release.

The department said the loss of one cable does not put the bridge at risk because of safety redundancy built into the cable and anchor system. The operation of the bridge will not be restricted, it said, and repairs can be conducted “with no impact to the traveling public.”

A repair plan is being developed and work could begin as soon as Friday, WSDOT said.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s