Seattle Axes Plan for Floating Bridge Light-Rail

Seattle officials have nixed plans for the light-rail system on the new SR 520 floating bridge, despite design specifications that call for pontoons strong enough for a rail line.  The transit authorities indicated that beyond cost considerations, technical issues made the light-rail line all but impossible.  The City is now studying a combination of toll roads and rapid bus transit to relieve the congestion in the busy corridor.

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