Bainbridge Ferry Terminal Overhead Walkway August update

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aerial view of holding lanes and trestle at Bainbridge Island during construction

In September, crews and cranes will lift four large bridge spans and install them onto the concrete piers visible in white here between the current walkway and the exit/entry lanes. To safely carry out this work, the entire holding area at the Bainbridge Island terminal will become a construction and staging zone.

Six-day vehicle closure of Seattle/Bainbridge route starts next week

Reminder that our Seattle/Bainbridge route will be closed to vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles from 1 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, through 3 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. During that time, the run will operate on a one-boat schedule for walk-on and ADA passengers only. They will board the vessel using the current pedestrian walkway. 

We will accommodate emergency medical vehicles, in coordination with local emergency services.

Third boat added to Edmonds/Kingston route for vehicle traffic

To help accommodate cross-Sound traffic during the vehicle closure, we’ll add a third ferry on our Edmonds/Kingston route when crewing and vessel availability allows. It will operate around that run’s current two-boat schedule.

Any single or multi-ride ticket used for our Seattle/Bainbridge route is valid for use on our Edmonds/Kingston, Seattle/Bremerton and Fauntleroy/Southworth runs.

Answers to some of the common questions about the vehicle closure can be found in our FAQs  along with a construction graphic on the project website plus construction photos.

Please help spread the word by sharing this newsletter and this subscriber link with others who use this route.

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

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) information: If you would like to learn more about accessibility and tools we have available, visit