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November 4, 2010

WSDOT tests noise panels on Ship Canal Bridge

  • So far, monitors indicate the panels are not reducing noise as much as predicted.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Photos courtesy of WSDOT [enlarge]
    Crews install lightweight panels to dampen sound from the Ship Canal Bridge.

    Interstate 5's Ship Canal Bridge looms over Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood like a thundercloud, with the rumble of passing traffic as loud in some places as a jackhammer from three car lengths away.

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