Accession Number : ADA193832

Title :   History of the West Seattle Bridge; a Unique Alliance in Construction Management.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1978-1984.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS SEATTLE WA SEATTLE DISTRICT

PDF Url : ADA193832

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : A modern high-level six-lane freeway bridge exists today in Seattle, thanks in part to a unique alliance between the Corps of Engineers and the City of Seattle during construction of the bridge. Commanding a spectacular view of Elliott Bay and the downtown skyline, it provides access between the West Seattle community and major highways. A history of this bridge, including incidents leading to its construction, funding efforts, design considerations, and particularly the Corps of Engineers involvement as the construction managers and lessons that were learned, are presented in this report. Contents: Funding; Corps of Engineers Involvement; Project Construction Management; Construction; Significant Construction Problems; Change Orders and Claims; Lessons Learned.

Descriptors :   *BRIDGES, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, CONSTRUCTION, HIGHWAYS, MANAGEMENT, SUPERVISORS, HISTORY, WASHINGTON(STATE)

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE