The city of Seattle announced the Department of Construction and Inspections will close Pier 57 on Friday evening due to its proximity to Pier 58.
Public access and businesses on Pier 57, where The Seattle Great Wheel and Miners Landing are located, will be closed at 5 p.m.
“Our top priorities continue to be public safety, the safety of our construction team and protecting critical infrastructure,” said Marshall Foster, director of Seattle’s Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects. “We support SDCI in taking this necessary action and will continue to work with waterfront partners and businesses to both protect public safety and minimize impacts.”
An inspection was done after the partial collapse, the city said, and the inspection found an increased failure risk exists from the remaining concrete structure at the south end of Pier 58, and the potential for resulting damage to Pier 57.
The city said there is no damage to Pier 57, Pier 59 (Seattle Aquarium), or the adjacent seawall. The Seattle Aquarium is open and will remain open.
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