Bainbridge Ferry Terminal Overhead Walkway Project update

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photo of new temporary walkway portion at Bainbridge Island

This new 100-foot span of temporary walkway will open to ferry passengers on Sept. 16. It ties into the exisiting pedestrian walkway and will be in use while crews build the new structure alongside it.

New temporary walkway opens Sept. 16

On Friday morning, walk-on passengers at the Bainbridge terminal can use the new temporary walkway that was hoisted into place on Aug. 22. Crews recently finished this 100-foot span of temporary walkway and tied it into the existing one. It will be in use while crews build the permanent walkway. Signs will guide passengers to and from it. 

The map below and this larger version show where the temporary span links to the existing walkway and how it leads to the back/east walkway of the terminal building. 

At the beginning of October, crews will bring a crane into the area alongside the exit lanes where the old (now closed) sidewalk was and begin driving piles to support the permanent walkway. They will also demolish a portion of the old walkway. 

Passengers can expect some construction noise and dust during this pile driving and demo work.

slip and lane changes at Bainbridge terminal Aug. 8-16

Slip 2 continues as the primary slip at the Bainbridge ferry terminal as the construction workzone expands near the terminal building. This reduces holding space by about 40 vehicles during that time.

These changes will be in place through November to allow a construction work zone near the terminal building:

  • Slip 2 continues as the primary slip. 
  • Vehicle exit lanes are realigned as shown on graphic above. 
  • Vehicle staging area is reduced by 40 vehicles. All vehicles are held in lanes 1-15 in the upper holding area.
  • Motorcycles stage in the lower trestle lane 5.
  • Bicycles stage in the lower trestle lane 6.
Rendering of new pedestrian walkway at Bainbridge Island

A look at what the new walkway will look like and the added spaced (and views!) for passengers who use it.

See a short video about this project. These links take you to more information and photos.

The new walkway, built to current seismic standards, is scheduled to be complete in early 2024. It will provide a wider, safer, more direct route to and from the ferry. And it will offer stunning views! 

Stay in touch: Project website  |  Email box  | Phone: 206-462-8866

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