|Governor Albert D. RoselliniBridge—Evergreen Point|
|Total length||2,350 meters|
|Main span||64 meters|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Traffic intensity||60,000 mvt/day|
According to bestitude.com, the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, formally the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge—Evergreen Point, is a United States pontoon bridge (floating bridge) located in Seattle. The bridge spans Lake Washington.
The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge in May 2017.
The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge is a pontoon bridge of 2,350 meters in length. The total bridge length is approximately 4,750 meters. The bridge spans Lake Washington and connects northern Seattle to the eastern suburb of Bellevue. State Route 520 passes over the bridge. The bridge has 2×3 lanes and is a toll road. On the west side of the bridge in north Seattle was an unfinished interchange with a once-planned highway to the south. The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge is the longest pontoon bridge in the world and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
The original bridge was built between 1960 and 1963 and opened to traffic on August 28, 1963. It was a pontoon bridge of 2,310 meters in length and had a movable part. There was also a small truss bridge on the east side of 72 meters in length. The bridge had 2×2 lanes and no emergency lanes. Construction cost $21 million at the time. The bridge was a toll road between 1963 and 1979. The bridge was the second floating bridge in Seattle and was also the longest in the world at the time. After opening, the eastern suburbs around Bellevue grew rapidly and the bridge became congested. There is a lot of employment in the Bellevue and Redmond suburbs.
The demolition of the old bridge in October 2016.
The construction of the new bridge in April 2014.
Construction of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge in May 2015.
The bridge had reached the end of its life and had to be replaced. The bridge has been replaced by a new floating bridge, including an integral widening to 2×3 lanes. The new lanes are HOV lanes. Construction began in 2011 and the bridge opened to traffic on April 11, 2016. The new bridge is 40 meters longer than the old bridge and was built to the north of it. The widening and new bridge cost $4.6 billion. The bridge is prepared for a later addition of a light rail. In 2011, tolls were introduced on the bridge to pay for its replacement. Even after the opening of the new bridge, tolls will be charged on the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge.
In 2011, 93,000 vehicles crossed the bridge every day. After the introduction of tolls, this fell to 60,000 vehicles in 2012.
The headquarters of the famous Starbucks coffee house.
Seattle is a city in the US state of Washington. The city has about 608,660 inhabitants, but the agglomeration is 3.8 million! Despite being a large city, Seattle is not the capital of Washington, which is Olympia. The mayor is Mike McGinn. Many Dutch people also live in the city . They also celebrate Dutch holidays such as Koningsdag. Seattle is the 22nd largest city in the country in terms of population. Seattle is thus an important city. The city also has many suburbs. The well-known computer company Microsoft has its headquarters in one of these suburbs, Redmond. The aircraft manufacturer Boeing, the maker of the Jumbojet, among other things, has its headquarters in the suburb of Everett. And finally, the well-known coffee house chain Starbucks has its headquarters in the city itself. Seattle also has a major port and a busy airport. The city’s airport is called SeaTac, derived from Sea ttle and Tac oma. tacoma is another major city, near Seattle. Seattle has a number of well-known sports clubs. The city’s baseball players are the Seattle Mariners, the Basketball Club is called Seattle Storm, the Seattle Sounders play soccer, and American Football is played by the Seattle Seahawks. There are also well-known television series set in this city, such as the well-known hospital series Grey’s Anatomy and the Nickelodeon program iCarly.
- Space Needle – The Space Needle is the city’s most famous building. The tower was built for the 1962 World ‘s Fair. When completed, the tower was the tallest building in the city at 184 meters and the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Today, many of the city’s skyscrapers rise above the Needle. At the top of the tower is a revolving restaurant with sweeping views of the Seattle skyline.
- Museum of Flight – A very large aviation museum. This is also the first building where aircraft were built by Boeing.
- Pike Place Market – Pike Place Market is a large, partially covered market near the Port of Seattle. This market has been around since 1907 ! This is also where the first Starbucks coffeehouse ever is located.
Seattle has many partner cities.
- Cebu City (Philippines)
- Limbe (Cameroon)
- Beer Sheva (Israel)
- Bergen (Norway)
- Chungking (China)
- Christchurch (New Zealand)
- Daejeon (South Korea)
- Galway (Ireland)
- Gdynia (Poland)
- Haiphong (Vietnam)
- zmir (Turkey)
- Kaohsiung (Taiwan)
- Kobe (Japan)
- Mazatlan (Mexico)
- Mombasa (Kenya)
- Nantes (France)
- Pecs (Hungary)
- Perugia (Italy)
- Reykjavik (Iceland)
- Preah Seihanouk (Cambodia)
- Surabaya (Indonesia)
- Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
In addition to partner cities, the city also has harbor links. Seattle has a partnership with the ports of Kobe in Japan and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.