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February 4, 2010

WSU tests retrofits for Aurora Bridge's columns

  • The state is trying to reinforce the columns without compromising their unique shapes.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    THE ALASKAN WAY Viaduct isn't the only section of state Route 99 that could get hit hard by a big earthquake. There's Seattle's Aurora Bridge, too.

    Photos courtesy of WSU [enlarge]
    The 78-year-old columns of the Aurora Avenue Bridge are tricky to reinforce without ruining their cruciform shapes.

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