The project is scheduled to be completed by 2025.
SEATTLES — Editor’s Note: The above video of Seattle’s waterfront work was originally broadcast on April 24, 2022.
Seattle last week took another step in a sweeping plan to revitalize the city’s world-famous waterfront.
Construction has begun on the new Overlook Walk pedestrian bridge, which will connect Pike Place Market to the waterfront. The bridge, which will span the Alaskan Way, will have accessible walkways and an elevator, as well as spaces for people to enjoy the views of Elliott Bay.
“This new elevated park will provide plenty of public open space to enjoy the beautiful views of Elliott Bay that our locals know and love, and once complete is sure to become one of the most iconic spots in the city,” said Angela Brady, director of the Waterfront Seattle program. “Overlook Walk is central to the entire waterfront improvement program and we are pleased to announce another important milestone toward the completion of a new and improved waterfront for all.”
A new cafe will be built along with areas for children to play and amphitheater style seating to accommodate concerts and other events.
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The project includes two permanent artworks, one of which is by the MTK matriarchs. Malynn Foster, Tamela LaClair, and Kimberly Deriana form MTK matriarchs who represent local tribes and the city’s indigenous people. They hope to “highlight the importance of indigenous culture and history to the site.”
The total cost of construction is estimated at $70 million, and Waterfront Seattle hopes to complete the bridge by 2025.
https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/seattle/new-overlook-walk-project-construction-seattle-waterfront/281-be410d06-da46-4e13-98f2-a32463a174ef Overlook Walk project begins construction on Seattle Waterfront