Magnolia Bridge eastbound lanes to be closed for 2 to 3 days starting Dec. 23rd

Dec. 22, 2023. Starting on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 7 am, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDoT) will close the eastbound Magnolia Bridge and the south sidewalk on the bridge. The closure is for essential repair work and is expected to last two to three days. More detailed information can be found on the SDoT blog

People driving eastbound from Magnolia should plan to use alternative routes, including W Dravus St., during the 2 to 3-day closure. Additionally, SDoT is working closely with King County Metro to implement any necessary detours for bus routes 24 and 33, which use the Magnolia Bridge.

You can find more information about changes affecting transit routes on Metro’s Service Advisories webpage

SDOT owns 125 bridges and nearly 1,500 roadway structures like retaining walls, stairways, and underground support walls. Ongoing maintenance and inspections of the Magnolia Bridge continue in coordination with the Port of Seattle. SDoT performs regular maintenance, frequent inspections, and 24-hour monitoring to ensure the Magnolia Bridge remains operational.

For the latest information about this work, you can follow SDoT on X (formerly Twitter) at @seattledot