The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

More cracks in new pontoons for Highway 520 bridge

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
Associated Press
Published:
SEATTLE -- The Washington Transportation Department says more cracks have been found in pontoons under construction in Aberdeen for the new Highway 520 floating bridge on Lake Washington at Seattle.
The department said the cracks were found last week after repairs had been made to damage that occurred in May during a process when cables are stretched through the pontoons for strength.
A review panel looking at the problem is expected to suggest repairs in the first week of July. The department still hopes to float the pontoons to Seattle this summer.
A total of 77 pontoons are under construction -- 33 of them at Aberdeen and 44 at Tacoma. Anchors are being built in Kenmore.
Story tags » RoadsSeattle

More Northwest Headlines

NEWSLETTER

HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates

Calendar