New Photographs: Sound Transit Light Rail I-5 Crossing

Written by Katie Metzger, Sound Transit

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Sound Transit worked on the railroad.

Construction of the Lynnwood Link Extension is in progress. This is an important step in bringing light rail to Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood in just a few years!

One of the most interesting parts of the project is the bridge crossing I-5 just north of the future Mountlake Terrace station.

A section of the bridge was precast in Tacoma, while the other sections were cast in place due to its curved shape.

This bridge will carry light rail and what we estimate will be 47,000 to 55,000 daily riders by 2026.

Follow our tour of the bridge deck and the interior of the structure:

During construction, over 2,000 pounds of falsework beams were used to support the bridge. (Sound Transit)
Ascent on the bridge. (Sound Transit)
That’s a lot of concrete! (Sound Transit)
Get ready to soar through traffic in 2024. (Sound Transit)

More fresh photos of projects in the region

I hope this isn’t the first time you’ve come across Sound Transit’s ongoing coverage of transit construction projects that will connect more people to more places.

Check out their past stories for more action shots and information.

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Or you can see all of their “fresh pics” stories by clicking on the category listing below (or to the right if you’re reading this on your computer or tablet).

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Categories: Bridge/Retaining Walls/Tunnels, News, Passenger, Rail News, Rapid Transit/Light Tram, Track Construction, Track Structure
Key words: Breaking News, Lynwood Link Extension, Sound Transit, Sound Transit light-rail crossing I-5, bridge deck and interior structure tour

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