Orange metal plates spanning a lane on Broadway in Everett are covering voids like this one, discovered during the Wetmore Avenue emergency bypass project. All that remained of the original wooden pipe were the metal rings that surrounded it. (City of Everett)

Orange metal plates spanning a lane on Broadway in Everett are covering voids like this one, discovered during the Wetmore Avenue emergency bypass project. All that remained of the original wooden pipe were the metal rings that surrounded it. (City of Everett)

Why those annoying steel plates are on Broadway in Everett

They cover voids left by a disintegrated wooden pipe. It could be weeks before they’re filled.

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