Bainbridge Ferry Terminal Overhead Walkway Project

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Rendering of new passenger walkway at Bainbridge Island

This new overhead walkway will be a wider, safer open-air facility built to withstand a major earthquake.

New pedestrian walkway coming at Bainbridge Island ferry terminal

Construction work kicks off to replace the overhead walkway at our Bainbridge Island terminal. Many of you have followed this project through the design phase and now it's moved into construction. The existing walkway is more than 50 years old and it's not up to current seismic standards. When the project is complete in 2024, a new steel-fortified walkway anchored by concrete and steel columns will replace the current wood-supported one.

This week, construction crews will begin moving construction trailers to the site. The first visible work begins after the July 4 holiday when crews will remove the barrier between lane 1 and the exit lanes to create a construction work zone. This will reduce some of the holding lane capacity while work is going on. WSF staff will be on hand to direct traffic.

Bainbridge passenger walkway interior

An image of the new covered pedestrian walkway that will lead from the terminal building to the ferry.

This project will :

  • Replace old wooden support piles with steel piles. The steel walkway itself will be made of steel trusses and is designed to withstand a major earthquake.
  • Refresh old mechanical and electrical components that power the existing moveable transfer span that connects the pedestrian walkway to the ferry.
  • Straighten and widen the walkway.
  • Add benches at two of the walkway landings.
access map for Bainbridge Island ferry terminal

This map shows the changed routes for pedestrians and cyclists to enter and exit the terminal during construction. We'll continue to provide updates on the work and any changes that affect how you move through the terminal. See more photos and maps on the project website and a larger version of this map on Flickr

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Project website  |  Email box  | Phone: 206-462-8866

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