Demolition project causing periodic closures of pedestrian bridge at Seattle’s Colman Dock

SEATTLE — The Marion Street pedestrian bridge at Seattle’s Colman Dock ferry terminal will be closed at times this week.

The closures are happening during partial demolition work on a building at Western Avenue and Columbia Street.

The bridge will be closed from 7:55 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 31 through June 2.

There will also be periodic closures as early as 7:05 a.m. and as late as 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday only, according to Washington State Ferries.

Signs will direct passengers onto surface streets between Colman Dock and First Avenue.

Drivers in the area should be aware that Western Avenue between Marion and Columbia will also be closed during this time.

The closure was an inconvenience to some commuters like Laura Tarbutton, who uses the bridge daily to drop off her daughter at school.

“I’ll just bring the stroller next time, but as far as having a little kid, you don’t want to be on the street and this bridge has really been a life saver,” said Tarbutton.

“To me, it’s not really annoying just because I like the exercise, but I can definitely see how it can be annoying to older people if they would have to walk down the steps with a carry-on,” said commuter Taylor Craig.