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Friday, March 28, 2008

Alaskan Way Viaduct sinks a little more; should be ok thru 2012

Alaskan Way viaduct in Seattle still settling
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Alaskan Way viaduct is still settling, but state transportation officials say repairs to strengthen four column foundations are almost done.

According to a Transportation Department statement Thursday, an inspection last weekend showed the double-deck elevated highway has settled another 3/8 of an inch. That brings the total to about 5 1/2 inches between Columbia Street and Yesler Way.

Deputy Transportation Secretary David L. Dye says the latest settling has not caused any additional damage. Dye adds that the repairs should keep the viaduct safe until 2012, which it is scheduled to be demolished.

The viaduct carries State Route 99 along the downtown Seattle waterfront. It was damaged more than seven years ago in the Nisqually earthquake.

source Columbian

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