Bainbridge Ferry Terminal Overhead Walkway April update

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map showing old walkway and path of the new one

Crews wrapped up pile driving for this project in February. The next milestone is installing the large walkway spans. It will involve a full closure of the holding area to all vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles Sept. 7-13.

Early notice of upcoming closures at Bainbridge Island terminal for overhead walkway

Work to replace the overhead passenger walkway at the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal, begun last summer, will reach a major milestone this summer when crews install the large walkway spans onto their concrete and steel pilings. We must close the entire vehicle holding area during this work. In addition, short summer closures of the passenger walkway will be scheduled, but those will not affect vehicle or bicycle traffic. More details below.

Sept. 7-13, 2023 full closure of the vehicle holding area

We will close the entire holding area from the tollbooths to the water to allow crews to stage cranes, equipment, and the large walkway spans, then lift and set the spans into place. There will be no access for vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, or electric scooters between Seattle and Bainbridge Island during these six days. We will only provide service for walk-on and ADA passengers during specified times each day. We're coordinating this walk-on service with peak travel times and large regional events. We will make accommodations for emergency medical vehicles during these hours, in coordination with local emergency services. We are also exploring additional service options on other routes. More details to come.

Summer overhead walkway closures

During this summer we will have a few closures of the passenger walkway between the terminal building and the ferry to install mechanical equipment. This is necessary because the existing and new walkways are so close together (see photo above). All walk-on and roll-on passengers will board via the car deck. Our ADA customers will access the ferry along an accessible path. There will be staff on hand to assist passengers as needed. No changes for vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, and scooters during this part of the construction, but vessel loading and unloading is expected to take longer during peak hours.

We will release more details in the coming weeks and months on the project website, this newsletter, emails, and more. Please share this subscriber link with others who may be affected by these closures. 

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

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