Construction of pedestrian bridge from Seattle waterfront to Pike Place Market begins this week

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SEATTLE — Construction of a pedestrian bridge that will connect Pike Place Market to the Seattle waterfront will begin this week.

Known as the Overlook Walk, the new bridge over Alaskan Way is described as both an elevated park and a walkway that will feature sweeping views of Elliott Bay, public plazas, informal spaces for people to rest and a new elevator.

The walkway will be accessible and have gradual slopes, terraced landscaping with native plants, a new café, protected areas with seating, and slides and other features for kids and families.

Amphitheater-type seating near the promenade will allow people to watch concerts and other entertainment.

There are also two permanent artworks planned for the project, including an installation by Ann Hamilton featuring kinetic puppet-like figures, and art by the MTK Matriarchs, three women representing local tribes and Urban Natives.

The construction cost is about $70 million. The project is expected to be complete by 2025.

For more information, visit https://waterfrontseattle.org/.