King County builds first drawbridge over the Duwamish Waterway at Spokane Street in 1902.

  • By David Wilma
  • Posted 8/25/2001
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 3510
In 1902 or 1903, King County builds the first drawbridge over the Duwamish Waterway at Spokane Street. The bridge crosses the newly dredged Duwamish River and connects Seattle to West Seattle. Seattle will build a second bridge in 1907 after West Seattle is annexed into the city.

Sources: Myra L. Phelps, Public Works in Seattle: A Narrative History, The Seattle Engineering Department 1875-1975, (Seattle: Seattle Engineering Department, 1975), 39.

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