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Burke Gilman Trail closed by the Fremont Bridge

By Geeky Swedes · May 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Friday is Bike to Work day and many people will be riding along the Burke Gilman Trail, but the trail is closed through Fremont.

Seattle City Light crews are busy working along the north side of the Ship Canal closing the trail between Phinney Ave. N. and the Fremont Bridge. Mike Eagan, with City Light says, “This is preliminary work for a project to upgrade the large steel lattice towers on the Fremont and Queen Anne sides of the canal and the high-voltage lines that span the canal.” The city crews will be working for about two more weeks before the contractor takes over. There will be temporary closures for the next several months. Detours have been set up. (Thanks for the picture, Michael!)
Updated: Mike Eagan says in comments that City Light will hold off blocking the Trail until about 9:15 Friday morning and re-open it by 3 p.m.

  • Mike Eagan

    City Light will hold off blocking the Trail until about 9:15 tomorrow morning.

  • Mike Eagan

    AND, they'll reopen the Trail tomorrow by 3 p.m. Happy riding!




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