U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
WASHINGTON – LAKE WASHINGTON – SAMMAMISH RIVER – Bridge Notice
SEATTLE — The Coast guard has received a request from the Construction Contractor for the West Sammamish River Bridge at Sammamish River mile 0.5 near Kenmore, Washington.
The Contractor is requesting to completely obstruct the waterway for two weeks at the bridge site in order to facilitate demolition of the old bridge. The waterway at the bridge site would be completely obstructed to navigation from 12:00 a.m. 18 January 2021 to 11:59 p.m. 31 January 2021.
Maritime first responders will be able to pass given they provide 30 minutes advance notice is provided (if the Contractors are in the process of a lift operation they will not be able to open for maritime first responders until the lift operation is complete).
During demolition operations the waterway at the bridge site will provide numerous maritime safety issues therefore mariners are asked to stay at least 100 yard away.
Mariners, and maritime stakeholders are asked to provide comments expressing their support of, or against the Coast Guard approving this request with explanation on how this closure may impact (or not impact) their navigation needs. Comment should be sent no later than 27 November 2020 to [email protected]
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