It took just over four years to build the new bridge, and over 12,000 people celebrated the grand opening and the presentation of a Guinness World Records certificate.
Roger Millar, acting transportation secretary, said:
“This is what it’s all about — seeing years of public engagement, planning, design and construction all come to fruition. This grand bridge is going to serve our region well for a long, long time.”
Take a virtual tour of the new State Route 520 floating bridge, which will connect Seattle with cities on the east side of Lake Washington when construction is completed in spring 2016. Chief construction engineer Greg Meadows will be your tour guide for a sneak peak of the world’s longest floating bridge.
More information about the new floating bridge is available on the WSDOT website.
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