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  Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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January 16, 2019

Design Perspectives: The Marion Street Bridge still falls short

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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