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By Clair Enlow

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January 16, 2019

Design Perspectives: The Marion Street Bridge still falls short

By CLAIR ENLOW
Special to the Journal

The age of highway expansion was not good for bridges. They were designed to be unseen, even when spanning a waterway. Some, like our floating bridges, are mostly underwater.

But invisibility is just not a good design strategy for a bazillion tons of concrete — unless it's underneath the ground like the new state Route 99 tunnel, or it creates new ground like the Olympic Sculpture Park.


 
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