520 for Dummies: This Overpass Is Coming Down! And Other Cool News from WSDOT

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Another weekend, another 520 bridge closure, but this time there will be a concrete rain the likes of which we haven't seen since...well...a few months ago when the Viaduct came down.

The old Evergreen Point Road overpass in Medina (the skinny road in the foreground, left) will be torn apart and hauled away. But what's really cool is what's going on just east of the old overpass; the huge new lidded overpass is under construction; when it's finished (in about 18 months), it will include transit access, a park-and-ride lot, foot paths and open space.

The bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. this Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

For a look at what the completed project will look like, visit our March feature story, "Gridlock," and especially this page on the future of the 520 bridge.